It’s nearing the end of mental health awareness week and this year it has felt that there has been a real shift change in people, particularly men, talking openly about their struggles with mental health. It’s been long overdue.
In recent weeks you may have seen Princes William and Harry talking about their mental health struggles. Rio Ferdinand’s documentary being Mum and Dad poignantly documented his grief over the loss of his wife to cancer. Alistair Campbell has talked candidly for a number of years about his struggle with depression as has Stephen Fry. The website Heads Talk is a great resource, with insightful interviews, from successful people of varying professions talking about mental health and their experiences. If you are in the creative industry I would encourage you to read Dave Birss’s recent article in the Drum about losing his mental health.