In January 2016, I was named Stonewall’s Workplace Ally of the Year. I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks and I have self harmed on and off for more than ten years.
I want to share my story because I believe, by doing this collectively, we can reduce the stigma associated with mental health. I felt I could not encourage others to share their stories without being brave enough to share my own.”
Justine has led the campaign at Baker & McKenzie and shared her personal mental health story with employees.
Please click below to see examples of videos that have already been shared:
“The campaign has had an amazing impact at Aon, with the video having the most views of any campaign video. The reaction from colleagues was universally positive and so supportive.”
Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Community Affairs, Aon Services Corporation
“Being open in the This is Me video helped to raise awareness in the firm. Quite a lot of employees have reached out to me for assistance since release of the video. Feedback has also been encouraging, and I was surprised at the amount who commented on my ‘bravery’. I feel better about myself and much more focused from a personal and professional perspective.”
Vice President, Deutsche Bank, shared his personal story by video with employees
“This is Me has been the catalyst to affect long-lasting and meaningful change in the culture at the City of London Corporation around mental health and wellness.”
Wellbeing Project Officer, led the initiative at City of London Corporation