Join the campaign for workplace culture change!
The nation faces a mental health crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. More people than ever will need mental health and wellbeing support. Employers can help by driving a positive transformation in workplace mental health and performance through bringing together diversity and inclusion with health and wellbeing.
What is the ‘My Whole Self’ campaign?
‘My Whole Self’ was launched in 2020 by MHFA England.
‘My Whole Self’ aims to create a culture where people have the safety and freedom to choose which parts of their identity they share at work, without fear of judgement. The campaign calls on all employers to create inclusive workplaces, where people feel valued and safe. Doing so enables staff to focus on the job in hand, supports mental health and wellbeing, and boosts productivity through innovation.
What does it mean to bring your whole self to work?
Being vulnerable doesn’t mean over-sharing!
Just because you are choosing to bring your whole self to work, doesn’t mean you have to disclose everything or over-share things that feel personal to you. It means you are actively getting to a place of choice. You are either choosing to do it or not and having that freedom is what we should encourage in our workplaces.
Bringing your whole self to work is about showing up at work with more of your humanity. Allowing yourself to be authentic and vulnerable, and also free to chose what you reveal about yourself.
Our team ‘My Whole Selfies’!
Showing our support for the campaign, here at SkillBase First Aid our team have all contributed their ‘My Whole Selfie’ alongside some words chosen to represent them and the whole self they choose to bring to work.
What words would you choose? Let us know in the comments!
We have dedicated Mental Health Training Specialists to consult with you and your organisation on strategy, implementing mental health training, including Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and all wellbeing-related policies…