Our Mission

A pioneering City-wide mental health campaign, which aims to reduce the stigma of mental health and dispel the myths around mental health in the workplace and to raise awareness of wellbeing.

We are committed to changing attitudes towards mental health in the City: Organisations collaborating to build inclusive workplace cultures. Reducing stigma, dispelling myths and improving employee wellbeing for good.

The Initiative

In partnership with Barclays, Business Healthy, City Mental Health Alliance, Mind and media partner City A.M, the campaign will do this by encouraging employees who have experienced mental health problems to share their stories with colleagues via a video message or other medium.

Register to receive your ‘This is Me - in the City’ How To Guide and to be invited to the 2018 launch event where you can find out more about the initiative and the support available.

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Key Numbers

  • 700,000

    Launched in 2016, This is Me – in the City has already reached over 700,000 people.

  • 260

    Companies are registered

  • 70

    Organisations launched the campaign and shared employee stories

My
Story

This is...
Lyssa

“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.

This is Me - in the City Videos

Aon

Barclays

Bank of England

City of London Sergio & Ellie

Credit Suisse Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3

Deloitte

Dive In

PwC

Thomson Reuters

UBS

Get
Involved

Register to receive your ‘This is Me - in the City’ Employers Guide and to be invited to the 2018 launch event where you can find out more about the initiative and the support available.