Mental health, Webinars

A free webinar from IP Inclusive and Jonathan’s Voice

Wednesday 15 June 2022
12.30 – 1.30 pm


Image of two sticking plastersHow does your organisation safeguard the mental wellbeing of its staff? Training mental health first aiders (MHFAers) can certainly help, as can an employee assistance programme. But are these just sticking plasters, to apply when something’s already gone wrong? Is it not better to make the stairwell safer, so that people don’t fall and hurt themselves in the first place?

In the IP sector, our people are our greatest assets. Keeping them happy, healthy, safe and productive is an important responsibility. It requires systemic policies that extend throughout the workplace and include preventative measures as well as solutions to individual problems.

This online discussion saw our panellists exploring how organisations can take a more holistic approach to mental wellbeing. An approach that connects and supports individual measures – such as the training of MHFAers – so as to make them more effective. One that is tailored for the organisation and its people, and sustainable into the future.

  • Mental health trainer and counsellor Penelope Aspinall spoke for the IP-focused mental health charity Jonathan’s Voice, drawing on the practical guidance they’ve been compiling for IP professionals and their employers.
  • Lisa Whittleton, Director of the wellbeing support consultancy Illuminate VR Services, explained how leaders, managers and HR professionals can be more creative and proactive in their approach to wellbeing, and told us about the resources available to help them.

A panel of experienced IP professionals shared their own experiences in this context, and attendees had a chance to put their questions to the panellists during the final Q&A session.


Who was it for?

This event was for anyone who works in IP and is interested in mental wellbeing: mental health first aiders; HR professionals ; leaders and managers; or even none of the above – because mental wellbeing matters to *all* of us.


Follow-up resources

Here are links to:

You can read a report of the key outcomes, containing useful contact details for both Jonathan’s Voice and Illuminate, here.



This event was free. So are all our resources. We think it’s important to keep IP Inclusive the right side of the paywall.

That said, we do need money to keep the show on the road, so if you enjoyed the event please consider contributing to our 2021-22 fundraising campaign. For more information – including about corporate donations – visit our fundraising page.

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