In this session...
The Mentally Healthy report recently revealed that people within the media, marketing and creative industry showed greater signs of mental illness compared to the national average. It’s time to break down the stigma around mental health and have an open discussion about how we can improve the industry’s wellbeing. In this session, business leaders and mental health advocates discuss their own mental health challenges and explore ways we can make our industry more mentally healthy.
Did you know that people within the media, marketing and creative industry show greater signs of depression and anxiety compared to the national average? The Mentally Healthy research, which surveyed more than 1,800 people, was the first major study into the mental health within the media, marketing and creative sector. It found 56% of respondents showed mild to severe symptoms of depression compared to the national average of 36%. Additionally, the rate of anxiety across the industry is 29% higher than the rest of Australia. So, we now know our industry has a problem, but what can we do to improve these statistics?
Mental health experts and agency leaders join forces on stage to reflect on this research, what’s behind the numbers and explore new ways in which we as an industry can better our people. Each speaker will also share their own experiences with mental health challenges to help break down the stigma and create an open dialogue.
What You'll Learn from This Session...
- What are the factors contributing to the poor mental health of our industry
- How we can foster better mental health in advertising, marketing and media
- How can you create a mentally healthy culture at work
- Importance of smashing the stigma and how to open up a conversation around mental health
- Top tips from industry leaders on how to look after your own mental health