Episode 12: Mental Health - the challenge ahead and a preventative approach: Chris Parsons, Chairman, India Practice and Mental Health Champion, Herbert Smith Freehills
A business leader working with HR and D&I teams, Chris describes the scale of the global mental health challenge, shares his personal experience of mental ill-health, the work he champions and the approaches for successful mental wellbeing strategy that have transpired.
Describing a preventative approach, Chris provides a framework and set of actions that HR practitioners can take, including how to engage Board level leadership with personal and financial data, and why mental health must be one of their top priorities.
Here’s a snapshot of a few things we talked about:
- Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker: https://www.waterstones.com/book/why-we-sleep/matthew-walker/9780141983769
- The Farmer Stevenson Report: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/thriving-at-work-a-review-of-mental-health-and-employers
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