Around 15% of those in work in England have symptoms of a mental health problem. Worldwide, it is estimated 1bn people suffer from anxiety.


Our Mission

InsideOut is a social enterprise with a mission of ending the stigma of mental ill-health in the workplace by creating a ripple effect of executives who are willing to speak out about their own experiences.

In my experience, there is a strong correlation between the authenticity of an organisation’s support and commitment and the willingness of staff to speak up. This is governed by how supported individuals feel and how visible, active and credible their most senior leaders are on this front.

– Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary

In partnership with:

Sir Ian Cheshire

Chair, Heads Together

Stacy Thomson

Co-Founder, Thrive in the City


Sue Baker OBE

Global Director, Time To Change


Rose Grissell

Former Lead, This is me Camapign

Rob Stephenson

Founder, InsideOut






Lord Dennis Stevenson

Co-Author: The Stevenson/Farmer review 


Geoff McDonald

Co-Founder, Minds@Work

What We Do

The InsideOut Leaderboard

Each year, in partnership we publish a list of senior leaders from our workplaces who are open about their experience of mental ill-health. The list is designed to celebrate each leader who has decided to be open, thus playing their part in ending the stigma and helping others in their organisation speak out and seek help. We will grow the list each year, creating a ripple effect of more and more executives speaking out until it is as normal to talk about mental ill-health in the business world as it is to disclose a broken leg.

The InsideOut WaveMakers

The InsideOut senior-leader role models are all helping to create the wave that will smash the stigma of mental ill-health in our workplaces.  However, we all know that only a small fraction of our leaders are currently speaking out.  In our inspirational panel sessions, we will bring these WaveMakers from the InsideOut Leaderboard into your workplace to talk to Boards, management teams and employees and share their powerful stories of how being open has positively impacted their workplaces.

The InsideOut Workplace Awards

It has been a genuine privilege to hear the stories from our role models of how being open about their mental ill-health has resulted in positive culture change in their organisations. This has inspired us to launch the InsideOut Workplace Awards which will be held in October around World Mental Health Day. Watch this space for more detail as we look to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contributions from individuals, employers, charities and campaigners out there. 


The InsideOut Exhibition

Combining the powerful medium of photography with that of storytelling to inspire further change, our exhibition showcase the portraits of our senior leader role models with highlights from their stories and details of impact on their workplace. This exhibition will travel around the atriums and reception areas of the workplaces of our role models. It is also available for events at your workplace and will provide a unique insight into the effect of senior leaders being open.

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