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Sanctus launches ‘radical’ mental health pledge

Katherine Lofthouse talks to James Routledge on World Mental Health Day

Mental health coaching company Sanctus has launched its 'Bring Your Full Self to Work' pledge to mark World Mental Health Day 2017.

Its co-founder James Routledge discusses how the ‘radical yet practical’ pledge came about after seeing an employee praised on Twitter for speaking out about mental health, and wishing that it was the norm in workplaces.

The pledge encourages businesses to discuss mental and physical wellbeing in one-to-one conversations, allow mental health days for staff and ensure that mental health issues aren’t a permanent barrier to career progression.

In our podcast Routledge talks through what the pledge outlines, the culture of burnout in tech and why ‘stigma’ maybe isn’t the best word to use.

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