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

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This Can Happen
Dr. Aric Sigman is a child health education lecturer and author of a number of books including Alcohol Nation, The Body Wars and The Spoilt Generation. He consults for parliamentary working groups, speaks at international conferences and is frequently invited to offer his opinion on the mental health of children on TV and radio and...
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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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It’s us again – Zoe, Neil and Jonny – and we’re gearing up for This Can Happen at a cracking pace. Booking speakers, researching content and keeping our finger on the social media pulse is taking up most of our time at the moment but the most important job on our plate is making sure...
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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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