Lessons for Leaders 88: Challenging the Stigma of Mental Health

Challenging the Stigma of Mental Health

Paul McGregor joins Emma to talk about Challenging the Stigma of Mental Health.

Paul is a Mental Health speaker and founder of Everymind at Work.

Listen in where we talk about

  • The key reasons Paul does this work in the mental health space
  • What we mean by a sliding scale of mental health
  • The biggest mistakes organisations make
  • The big thing that helps to tackle stigma
  • The one thing Paul says we need to think about

Looking Ahead for 2022

I’m sharing some insider secrets and top tips about the conversations I’ve been having.  Im’ sharing some of the trends I’ve seen and the issues that people tell me they have in their organisations. I also share some of the top requests for wellbeing and the one top tip that I have that includes my free gift to you too!

Challenging the Stigma of Mental Health

Listen to Paul talking about his business:

– how he got into talking about mental health

– how he partners with organisations on mental health, and

– the key product of having an app that provides support

Plus, he shares more info and reasons why his key mission is to help employees to feel safe about the challenges because of the stigma around mental health.

Paul also shares some of the detail about how he handled the death of his dad.

Listen to the conversation about the stigma around therapy and Paul and Emma sharing their experiences of therapy.

“mental health is a difficult for thing, especially for men to talk about”

Listen to Emma’s short story about a client of hers with crippling anxiety and how he said “I don’t want to be seen as weak”.

How do we provide support to people in organisations to stop them before they’re needing time off.

Why there is need to embed into strategy and culture.

Paul talks us through examples of his first tip to everyone (that I completely agree with)  Start with Why! Why are you looking at mental health support?  This is where to start with plans, rather than what you are doing.

Listen to the conversation about the importance of senior leaders sharing their stories or struggles and how it can be so powerful and create trust.

The one big thing that helps to tackle stigma (get employees sharing).

Get in touch with Paul at


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Emma Langton

Emma Langton

Executive Leadership Coach

Emma hosts the Lessons for Leaders podcast. Each week she brings you lessons, learnings, tips and advice to enable you to lead with ease in business, without stress, doubt and overwhelm so that I help you to increase your performance, be resilient and thrive in life. Emma has been providing coaching, training and therapeutic support for executives since setting up her business in 2011. Prior to that she spent over 20 years with people at the top of national and multi-national training and communication businesses.


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