Looking after employee's mental health has been a critical issue in PR for a number of years. However the challenge has been exacerbated over the past six months with increasing anxiety, isolation and drastically changing work cultures.
Ahead of World Mental Health Day, this free session will explore ways organisations can support employees and create an environment where talking about mental health no longer carries such a stigma. Join us and fellow PR specialists from around the world to discuss this critical challenge we face as businesses and a society.
Hosted and moderated by ICCO President Nitin Mantri
Presented by Rachel Royall, Director, Markettiers
Rachel Royall recently joined markettiers, a broadcast communication agency, as Director of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences prior to that she was the Director of Communications for IBM Health and Life Sciences and NHS Digital. Rachel has spent much of her career in central government and health communications including NHS, HM Revenue and Customs, Cabinet Office, Department of Health and Social Care and local government. She is a visiting lecturer at Quadriga University of Science and Technology in Berlin. She also recently authored a chapter on Automation and Artificial Intelligence in communication practice in Exploring Internal Communication.
Rachel is a Chartered Institute of Public Relations Fellow and Chartered Practitioner, Council member and chair of the CIPR Health Group.
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Joined by Jo Twiselton, Director, Twist Consultants
For the last 16 years, Jo has advised and coached leaders and managers - particularly those with a technical background - who are under pressure to deliver big organisation change well, using communication, coaching and wellbeing approaches. She is increasingly focusing on the importance of building good wellbeing practice and resilience to help her clients navigate significant change.