“I am the Head of Internal Communications and Employee Engagement at UBS Wealth Management in London.
With hindsight, I should have had treatment much earlier; it took a complete breakdown in my thirties to make me sit up and pay attention to my mental state. I was diagnosed with OCD, severe anxiety and depression, and embarked on a long road of therapy and medication.
I had a terrible experience when I disclosed this to my then-boss. He told me he "didn't believe in depression", and that really shocked me. Since then I've made it my goal to be as open as possible about mental health, particularly when I've had line management responsibility of my own.
I'm passionate about helping to change the culture which prevents us from talking about it, and stops us being our authentic selves.”
Lyssa has led the campaign at UBS Wealth Management and shared her personal mental health story with employees.
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