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Is your organisation aware of the pressing need to address mental health but uncertain about where to start?

If you are looking for

  • Senior leadership buy-in and you need a presentation to land the commitment.

  • To engage the management teams as the ones who will embed the processes and engage their staff.

  • For general staff to have a better understanding of why it’s important to deal with their mental health at work.

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We provide a range of talks for staff of all levels to assist you:

  • Leadership buy-in: the impact of a supportive workplace and why it serves the best higher purpose (improves bottom line)

  • Managers: How to effectively utilise the procedures in place and give the best support to your team

  • Mental Health Champions: how to set up a robust structure to support them long term and ensure the programme succeeds.

  • All staff options:

    • Why it’s important to reduce stigma, shame and unconscious bias at work

    • How to appropriately talk about mental health at work

    • How to look after your mental health

    • Recognising stress and burnout, and how to prevent it

Areas of expertise


Mental Health and mental illness: normalising the topic and reducing negative perceptions and barriers to accessing support. Barbara breaks down the difference between mental health and mental illness, with easy-to-understand information around

Stigma: Public & self-stigma (stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination and unconscious bias) Barbara has advised The National Office for Suicide Prevention, mental health charities and the Mental Health Commission in relation to language for mental health and has written national awareness & information guides.

Discrimination: Impact of discrimination on people experiencing mental health difficulties, or from minority groups.

Unconscious Bias: What it is and how it impacts our daily lives, and how it adds an additional impact on those experiencing mental health issues.

Recovery: practical tools on a journey of recovery for people who have experienced mental illness or mental health difficulties, given from both personal recovery and professionally working in the area of mental health for a decade and a half.

Wellbeing: Practical tips & tools for maintaining wellbeing, even through challenging times

Workplace Wellbeing & Strategy: Mental Health Policy, Reasonable Accommodation, Annual Objectives and implementation. Barbara has supported workplaces across Ireland for over a decade and is recognised by bodies like Ibec as an expert in the area.

Personal story: Barbara can speak to being a suicide survivor, bipolar disorder 1, eating disorder, self-harm, chronic pain conditions (fibromyalgia & arthritis) and long-term illness.

Barbara weaves part of her story into her presentations, bringing the right level of professionalism and storytelling to the groups she speaks to. She makes the topics easy to understand and identify with, while tying the objectives back to actionable change.

Ready to fully support your staff's mental health needs?

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