A few weeks ago I launched two new training and consultancy services to assist communications teams with implementing a best practice approach to mental health. Since then I’ve heard from numerous PR and communications professionals about their own personal experiences and, unfortunately, it’s been overwhelmingly negative. Interestingly, I’ve not heard from a single employer as yet, but that’s another post for another time.
Some of the stories I’ve heard have been disappointing; some have been downright shocking.
With this in mind, I asked some of those individuals if they’d mind me telling their stories to you. Some declined, which maybe says something in itself. But a few have given me their permission, and for that I’m hugely grateful. If you’re one of them, thank you.
I have changed or removed some details in the following stories to preserve people’s anonymity. [Read more…]