ONLINE DA EVENT: Never Not Mentally Healthy Webinar
November 4, 2022 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Is your workplace inclusive? Do they prioritise your mental health? Are you happy?!
Big questions, that hopefully the results of the 2022 Mentally Healthy Survey can shed some light on for our industry. Join us for a Webinar with Co-Chair of the Mentally Healthy Change Group and Founder of Never Not Creative, Andy Wright to discuss the results and see what we can do better to push our industry forward.
The third Mentally Healthy survey set out to measure the mental health and wellbeing of the media, marketing and creative industry in Australia and New Zealand. The biennial survey was conducted by Never Not Creative and UnLtd and supported by the Mentally-Healthy Change Group and follows the surveys conducted in 2018 and 2020 that identified that our industry was 20% more likely to experience signs of depression than the general public. The survey measures the levels of depression, anxiety and stress using the standard DASS scale but also dwells deeper into areas that impact mental wellbeing at workplace.
“Whilst the depression and anxiety levels remain high in our industry, the last results showed a reduction of stigma around mental health. Over the last four years we’ve seen employers make a real effort to address mental health. Mental wellbeing is now much more normalised a topic than when the survey first started in 2018. Now in the last few years, we’ve had external issues like the pandemic to deal with on top of the systemic industry issues that were already there. We use the results to drive our initiatives and work in this space, so we’re more intrigued than ever to uncover this year’s results and help our industry further.” — Andy Wright.
Andy Wright — Streamtime / Never Not Creative
Andy is the creator of the Never Not Creative community and co-chair of the creative, media and marketing industry Mentally-Healthy Change Group. Never Not Creative runs mental health support groups for creatives, mentoring initiatives, events a podcast, and the Never Not International Women’s Day platform. He’s been working in the creative industry for many years. From running the local offices of global agencies like Interbrand and R/GA, he was also an original co-founder of For The People in Sydney. He’s run successful and award-winning projects for GOMA, Australia Post, Telstra and Streamtime. It’s the latter where Andy now spends his time as CEO of the project management software business, with a mission to create healthier creative businesses. When not doing any of the above, you might find him somewhere in Scandinavia chasing the Aurora Borealis and a bit of peace and quiet.