This Can Happen is thrilled to introduce our host for the day, BBC TV and radio journalist Tina Daheley.
Tina’s energetic and engaging presenting style, coupled with her extensive experience in the mental health arena will ensure that our conference on November 20th will be a truly scintillating, stimulating and effective event.
Tina spoke to us about her reasons for partnering with This Can Happen.
Q. Hi Tina, welcome on board This Can Happen! What appealed to you about partnering with our organisation?
A. Your focus on tackling mental health in the workplace. 70 million work days are lost in the UK every year because of mental health problems which tells you why this event is so important. We all need to do more to improve our wellbeing at work.
Q. Have you had any experience in the mental health sphere?
A. Thankfully it’s part of the national conversation now so in my role as journalist and news presenter we deal with mental health stories all the time. This year I hosted the inaugural Royal Foundation conference on behalf of its patrons the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. A big part of the day was reflecting on the work they’ve done around mental health with Heads Together and Princes William and Harry opening up about their own experiences.
Q. Do you feel that the wellbeing of staff in the TV industry is a priority for leadership?
A. Absolutely, it’s imperative for all businesses not just the TV industry.
Q. How have managers’ attitudes to mental health in the workplace changed since you’ve worked in TV?
A. I’ve definitely noticed a shift. It never used to be talked about but I think there’s a greater awareness now and managers are starting to receive training in this area. There’s still a long way to go.
Q. What do you hope to take back to your colleagues from the event?
A. Hopefully insight, tools and solutions.