Mental health is one of the greatest causes of sickness absence in the UK#SmashingTheStigma
InsideOut is a Social Enterprise (community interest company) and profits are reinvested into our missions of ending the stigma of mental ill-health in the workplace and promoting best practice in relation to managing mental wellbeing.
Why We Exist
There has been a growing social movement around how we think and behave about mental ill-health. Significant progress has been made but we need more senior leaders to share their stories so that employees feel more comfortable in also speaking about mental ill-health. InsideOut exists to help achieve this by encouraging leaders to bring what is on the Inside.. Out.
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.