Mark Cooper, General Manager Consulting, was recently a guest speaker at the National Disability Insurance Agency.
Mark presented to the NDIA on men’s mental health, providing both professional and personal viewpoints. A key takeaway was the need for organisations to foster a culture where its staff, particularly men, feel safe to talk. Men’s mental health issues are traditionally not handled well by organisations and tend to be “swept under the carpet”. Creating a supportive cultural environment where there is no shame in admitting to being human is key to making a difference in people’s lives.