When everything gets too much – mental health & work
WARNING: CONTAINS THEMES OF SUICIDE AND DEPRESSION
The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day on 116 123, in the US the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is at 800-273-8255.
“I walked up and down Tottenham Court Road looking for a lorry to throw myself under”
An episode going deep on mental health today. I chat to someone who has been brave enough to reveal their own breakdown and how they got to the verge of suicide. In a recent piece of research Deloitte surveyed 1000 UK employees, 55% say their colleagues are just as productive but 38% say that lockdown has had a negative impact on their wellbeing. Not long ago Chris Hayward was named the number 1 media buyer in the UK by industry bible Campaign, he was responsible for buying advertising campaigns for some of the best known brands in the world. An unfortunate accident made Chris’s health take a turn for the worse and before anyone could notice he was spiralling through exhaustion and isolation into a very dark place. In this incredibly candid conversation Chris explains how he felt, how he’s learned to cope and what he would say to others in his position.