25th November, 2019 | Queen Elizabeth II Centre
25th November, 2019 | Queen Elizabeth II Centre

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Neil Laybourn
2019 is in full swing and employers around the UK are planning the year ahead for their staff. Many organisations are turning to one of last year’s highlights for ideas and strategies for looking after their most important asset – their people. This Can Happen 2018 well and truly happened. It was buzzy, exciting and...
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On 10th September millions are encouraged to channel their precious memories of loved ones to help tackle the heartbreaking and often preventable tragedy that is suicide. For those left behind, there are endless questions about what they could have done to intervene or whether they could have spotted signs before their friend or relative took...
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One bleak day in 2008 Jonny Benjamin could never have imagined that his future would hold such bright prospects. Standing on the edge of Waterloo Bridge contemplating taking his life, the landscape he saw in front of him was terrifying. When Neil Laybourn walked past and stopped to talk him down he also never imagined...
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On Tuesday 23rd January, months of planning finally became a reality. In a room full of positivity and enthusiasm we ate, we drank and we chatted about the upcoming Mental Health event of the year. The TCH launch event was exciting and overwhelming in equal measures. The fact that over 250 of our contacts made...
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On the edge
As Jonny Benjamin sat on the edge of the bridge, contemplating taking his own life, fate intervened. Neil Laybourn, a complete stranger, was struck by the bleak intensity of Jonny’s appearance as he walked past him.
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The road to enlightenment about mental health problems in the workplace is a long one. But identifying colleagues that you’re worried about, and talking to them, making them feel comfortable around you and showing support, is a really amazing start.
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