Thinking outside the box.
In the creative industries, thinking 'outside the box' is expected. And yet, when it comes to mental health, industry thinking can seem not very 'outside the box' at all. Instead, it often seems that everyone is expected to fit inside the same 'normal-sized box'.
We can, and we should, do better.
The Workplace Stigma.
1 in 4 of us will suffer from mental illness.
Yet only 11% of sufferers talk to their employer about their mental health.
Anxiety Empire is a non-profit organisation working to raise awareness of mental health in the creative industry. We do this through talks and workshops which are tailored to your business and the people within it.
The Office Photocopier.
The photocopier duplicates the perfect smile every single time.
But, people are not machines.
Good health. Good wealth.
We hope that business owners in the creative industry choose to enable better mental health for their employees because it is the right and decent thing to do. It is however also true that improving mental health makes good financial sense, as studies show it reduces absenteeism and staff turnover.