Mental health, Webinars

A free webinar from IP Inclusive and Jonathan’s Voice
to mark Mental Health Awareness Week

Thursday 18 May 2023
12.30 – 1.30 pm



Who owns your attention: you, your phone or your runaway thoughts? Mindfulness practices put you in a position to manage and direct your attention and decide what to focus on and what to set aside, in ways that can support both how you work and how you feel.

Attendees joined us for an IP Inclusive and Jonathan’s Voice event to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2023. This wonderful session, led by mindfulness expert Dr Sally Rose, introduced mindfulness practices and concepts that can help us focus, manage distractions and build mental stability. It outlined how mindfulness equips us to recognise difficulties when they arise and to meet them head on, which in turn can develop our stress tolerance and open up new possibilities for coping and adapting. By learning to step back and observe difficulties from a stable position, whether at work or at home, you can make better choices on how to manage them better and respond more effectively.

The Mental Health Awareness Week theme this year is “anxiety”. What better way to help yourself and others cope with the issues that make you feel anxious, in all aspects of your life?


Meet our presenter

Photo of Dr Sally Rose

Dr Sally Rose

Dr Sally Rose is a psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher who leads the Staff Counselling and Psychological Support Service at the University of Leeds. Her interest and area of expertise is in using mindfulness skills and qualities as the foundation for skilful self-care of minds at work across the mental health continuum – optimising performance and mitigating stress-related risks.





Who was it for?

This event was for all UK-based IP professionals who are interested in mental wellbeing. We don’t mind where you work, what role you play there or what career level you’re at. This is an important topic, which touches many and matters to all of us.


Bring a guest!

At IP Inclusive we want to reach as many IP people as possible. Why not invite a guest to watch the webinar with you – someone in a different role or at a different career level, perhaps; an ally or potential ally; or a colleague who’s not yet involved with IP Inclusive? They’ll be most welcome!


Follow-up resources

A recording of the webinar is available here. You may also be interested in this report on our News and Features page.



This event was free. So are all our resources. The Jonathan’s Voice events and resources are also free at the point of delivery.

That said, both organisations do need money to keep the show on the road, so if you enjoyed the event please consider contributing. For more information, visit the IP Inclusive fundraising page or the Jonathan’s Voice donations page.

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