The Wheel: Leadership Academy Breakfast Club Online


Leadership Academy Breakfast Club Online

Join us online on Thursday, 8 June from 9.30 – 11am for our next Leadership Breakfast Club, the last before the summer break.

This month’s topic explores Leadership and Mental Health.

An estimated 42% of Irish adults experience a mental health disorder at any time according to 2022 research. So, for every ten leaders, four of them statistically will be experiencing a mental health issue.

We are all familiar with de-stigmatizing mental health, but what is the next step? How can we go further and ensure that people with mental health challenges don’t just survive, but thrive! From a leadership perspective, we will discuss how we can support people with mental health issues to thrive.

We will discuss issues like why transparency about mental health is important for both employees and employers. How employers can show support to employees that may be experiencing a mental health issue. Ways that leaders with mental health issues can resources themselves to give themselves the best chance of success. Where can employers access resources to help them resource leaders with mental health issues?

This month we have two amazing speakers who are not only leaders in their field, but who have very generously agreed to share their own lived experiences with mental health issues.

Meet Your Speakers

Niall Breslin believes in the innate human capacity to heal, recover and transform. As a life transformation expert, he has devoted his life to helping people reach their true unlimited potential. Niall’s passion and drive for de-stigmatising mental health, particularly amongst young people, propelled him to co-found the award-winning mental health charity “A Lust for Life

Jeanne McDonagh is the CEO of The Open Doors Initiative, which works with a large number of companies and NGOs to help marginalised people such as refugees and asylum seekers, people with disabilities and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, find employment. She has Dysphoric Elation, a form of bipolar and uses this to inform her work through lived experience.

Following the panel discussion, all attendees will have a chance to roundtable with other attendees and discuss how we might reflect on issues around Leadership and Mental Health in our own lives.

Please note, this is not a medical discussion of mental health, it is reflective of lived experience and will focus on how we can understand the challenges involved.

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