This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and undoubtedly there will be lots of discussion about the mental health agenda, not just in the current circumstances, but also more broadly. Here at Eton Bridge Partners, we should have been ramping up towards our panel event on this very topic, originally due to take place in early June, but now postponed. This year, I had planned to anchor the event and discussion around the subject of vulnerability, its role in leadership, and its relationship with wellbeing in the workplace. Instead, our entire organisation, like so many others, is operating virtually, and I’m not sure when the brilliant, curious and inspiring panel I had lined up will be in front of an audience.
Of course, Mental Health Awareness Week is a great opportunity to reduce the stigma around mental health and open up discussions. The Mental Health Foundation changed its theme for this week from ‘sleep’ to ‘kindness’ in light of current circumstances.