Mental health, Third party events, Webinars

A Mental Health Awareness Week webinar
with CITMA

Thursday 12 May 2022
12.30 – 1.30 pm


Working with your peers in the industry to evolve your approach to stressful situations and improve your coping strategies.


The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) kindly invited IP Inclusive supporters to their free webinar to mark Mental Health Awareness Week from 9 to 15 May 2022.

Deftly chaired by Penny Aspinall, representing the mental health charity Jonathan’s Voice, IP professionals worked together to exchange ideas and experiences on how stress can be managed before it becomes overwhelming.

We also examined the ways that participants currently think and feel in specific situations, seeking to shift the patterns of stress.

By introducing a “risk assessment” approach to reviewing stressors, and emphasising the importance of rest as a tool to handle stress, this webinar enhanced attendees’ abilities to prevent stress from becoming a detrimental force in their lives.


Learning objectives

  • Stress management techniques
  • Identifying stressful situations before they fully develop
  • Changing your thought patterns
  • The importance of breaks and rest


Meet the speaker: Penny Aspinall

Penny has more than 25 years’ experience as a counsellor and trainer. This includes time as a counsellor at the University of Leeds and the University of Huddersfield. She has also worked in private practice and as a counsellor and consultant in two local industries, offering one-to-one support, staff training and policy development. Her master’s research focused on the topic “Corporate Caring: Is counselling good for business?”

Penny has also worked in NHS settings as a counsellor in GP surgeries and as a staff counsellor, as well as being a practitioner and clinical lead with Take Time, a counselling and psychotherapy service for junior doctors in Yorkshire and Humber NHS trusts.



This webinar was free of charge and open to all IP professionals, whether or not CITMA members.

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