My Whole Self is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England’s campaign for workplace culture change, which culminates on 'My Whole Self Day'. This year's event falls on the 14th March.
MHFA England want to see organisations empowering their employees to bring their whole self to work. By bringing together diversity and inclusion with health and wellbeing, we can absolutely drive positive transformation in the workplace to support mental health and performance.
Individuals and their teams are at their most effective, creative and determined when every single person feels psychologically safe and is seen, heard and valued.
Dean says, "I wholeheartedly support this campaign, and hope that many organisations and companies join and encourage their staff team to 'bring their whole self to work'. In order to fully support each member, everyone needs to feel part of the team and have a safe and fulfilling environment to work in.
"One of my most significant manifesto pledges was a commitment to train 1000 local people in mental health first aid awareness which is part of my campaign to transform the mental wellbeing of Watford. I have reintroduced a Bill through Parliament to make mental health first aid training a legal requirement as part of physical first aid training. The second reading will take place later this year.
"I have met with Simon Blake, Chief Executive of MHFA England to discuss the Bill and we are working together to raise the importance of MHFA Awareness."