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'Championing mental difference' - CIPR Mental Health Awareness Week event
Wed 10 May 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
On Wednesday 10 May - during Mental Health Awareness Week - the CIPR will host an open event aimed at educating PR professionals on how businesses can start, evolve and sustain conversations around mental health.
Drawing on 20-years' of global HR experience, Founding Partner of APeopleBusiness and Mental Health in Business, Colin Minto, will deliver an upbeat appraisal of mental health, illness and difference by reflecting on his personal battle with OCD, and the benefits of living with mental illness.
The event will be jointly hosted by the CIPR's Diversity and Inclusion Forum and the Institute's benevolent fund, iprovision.
Guests are invited to arrive from 6pm, with Colin's talk beginning promptly at 6:30pm. There will networking opportunities, as well as refreshments, available before and after Colin's talk.
"Colin was superb. He has great knowledge and speaks with a combination of passion and reason that informs and engages. His professional but relaxed delivery inspires confidence and provokes informed discussion. Colin is a powerful advocate on the hugely important subject of mental difference."
- Janet Royall, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon
"Colin will engage an audience and make them think about mental difference in a total different way to when they first entered the room. Colin will definitely open your eyes to the benefits of having a mental health strategy for your workplace ensuring that people can be themselves at work."
- Wincie Knight, Viacom Office of Global Inclusion
"I am always impressed by Colin’s can-do attitude, sense of urgency and passion for improving mental health and attitudes towards it in the UK. He is truly a man on a mission."
- Michael Jenkins, Chief Executive, Roffey Park Institute
Colin is a compelling speaker on the subject of mental difference. He is approachable and energetic, and brings his personal experience to bear in a way that is both authentic and inspiring.
- Caroline Roberts, Global Head of People and Talent, Zaha Hadid Architects