Championing mental health at work
across Leeds and West Yorkshire
Sharing experiences of our own mental health:
A free interactive workshop
Tuesday 20th July 2021
Join us for a practical online workshop to explore how we share our personal experiences in a workplace setting.
We know that sharing personal stories related to our own mental health can be immensely powerful and effective in challenging mental health stigma and creating open workplace cultures. However talking about our own experiences can be difficult and many people worry about the risks of blurring boundaries or revealing too much.
This interactive workshop will be led by Doctor Kerry Hinsby, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Brendan J Dunlop, Clinical Psychologist in training at the University of Manchester.
Kerry and Brendan will introduce the brand new ‘Sharing Lived Experiences Framework’ (SLEF): a framework for practitioners when considering making disclosure decisions. The SLEF raises important considerations that are relevant to anyone considering sharing their own mental health or other personal experiences in a workplace setting. We will explore these considerations and how the framework might inform our own conversations within our own workplace contexts.
This session is free for all employers and staff from across Leeds and West Yorkshire. It may be particularly useful for line managers, Mental Health First Aiders / Champions and people involved in delivering peer support.
Note: you do not need to have lived experiences of Mental Health difficulties/challenges to attend - the workshop focuses on a full range of lived experiences.