Geoff McDonald - Keynote Speaker, Business Transformation Advisor & Mental Health Campaigner

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Find out what’s happening with Geoff’s campaigning and advocacy work around mental health in the workplace. He regularly participates in interviews, as well as writing and featuring in various print and online articles and podcasts.

Archive - Older podcasts, articles, reports and video

Podcasts / Interviews

Changeboard HR Podcast – Geoff McDonald on Mental Ill Health and Breaking Down Stigma – with Tom Richie – April 2017
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Csuite Podcast – Wellbeing in the Workplace – with Russel Goldsmith – April 2017
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Articles by Geoff

Personnel Today – Why Astute CEOs Must Pay Attention to Employee Mental Health Issues – 26th August 2016
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Huffington Post – Why Astute CEOs Should Pay Attention to Employees’ Mental Health – 20th May 2016
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Huffington Post – Ignoring Well-Being is Costing Us – 24th September 2015
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Huffington Post – Fathers: Our Well-Being – 16th June 2015
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Personnel Today – Purpose and Profit: How Giving Back Helps Organisations Grow – 5th September 2014
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Huffington Post – Fighting Anxiety and Depression at Work – 26th August 2014
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Articles featuring Geoff

Stress in the City – ‘At first, I thought my depression was a heart attack’ – Peter Stanford – 4th January 2017
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Emotional Health at Work – In Conversation with Rebecca Durrant – 8th August 2017
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BBC News – Breaking the mental health taboo: ‘Please talk about it’ – Philippa Goodrich – 12th December 2016
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BBC One – The One Show – Geoff McDonald shares his mental health journey

Motivating The Many at Unilever

Geoff describes how the company succeeds in engaging workers by providing an inspirational business purpose, a decision making framework and focusing on employee well-being (50 minute watch).

Recorded at Spark The Change – December 4th 2014 –

A new approach to doing business

Geoff McDonald from Unilever at the BSR Conference 2012 (4 minute watch)


Thriving At Work
The Stevenson / Farmer Review of Mental Health and Employers – Executive Summary
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Emotional Health at Work – Why it matters and how you can support it
A Report by Family Links – The Centre For Emotional Health, with the support of IPPR
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The Human Era @ Work – 2014
Findings from the Energy Project and Harvard Business Review
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Health: Our Business – Volume 3 – Case studies from the corporate world, putting mental health and wellbeing into action
A report from Global CMO Network / BUPA, with concluding recommendations for successfully planning and implementing a mental health programme by guest editor Geoff McDonald.
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Useful Links


The mental health charity working to ensure everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.

The Samaritans

Working to make sure fewer people die by suicide.

Byrne Dean

A leading provider of workplace training and HR / ER support services, helping to create a kinder, fairer and more productive workplaces.

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