Tag Archives: Leadership

I think there is room for considerable optimism

“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress”    Nicholas Murray Butler Why so? Having worked in & around mental health for four decades as a therapist, psychiatric nurse & hospital manager … Continue reading

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Mental Health First Aid for business; but why?

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”   Maya Angelou Well the benefits of getting mental health into the workplace really could not be plainer… … Continue reading

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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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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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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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