Category Archives: Leadership

View from floor 15

“I haven’t changed but I am not the same”   Jason Dylan Forty years I have spent in mental health and it had brought me here to the 15th floor in Canary Wharf. What was I doing here? I was … Continue reading

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The bottom line

“Forget service improvement and just design services [our work places] that work properly”         Terry Young I guess leaders can view their organisations in different ways, for example we can view them in terms of income & expenditure … Continue reading

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Pink & fluffy?

“Take nothing on its looks, take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule”                                                       … Continue reading

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Don’t talk about mental health

“What is the leading cause of death for men under the age of 49?” This is the question we asked our class of paramedics receiving their mental health training the other day… Get Mental Health Training A number of good … Continue reading

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Thriving at work: part 1

“Mom always tells me to celebrate everyone’s uniqueness. I like the way that sounds” – Hilary Duff The excellent ‘Thriving at work’ Stevenson / Farmer review of mental health and employers, commissioned by the prime minister, made the headlines when … Continue reading

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A cruel irony

“Do not make important what you can measure, measure what is important” The CQC are officially part of the drive that causes the outcome they are not going to measure – read on! Get Mental Health Training The CQC have … Continue reading

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Wimbledon without rain

“Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you are a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player”  Bill Gates Get Mental Health Training Can you imagine a Wimbledon without strawberries & cream, the tournament without … Continue reading

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