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Tackling mental health in the advertising industry

feat. Emma Flaxman, Engagement & Wellbeing Partner at PHD

In this episode...

Emma had no understanding of mental illness. So when her sister went through a mental health crisis, trying to make the right decisions brought a storm of guilt and anxiety. It would be the most challenging 24 hours of her life.

Working in the high-pressure advertising industry, Emma has made it her mission to show companies how to safeguard employee wellbeing and communicate meaningful mental health strategies—whether their employees are dedicated meditators, or have never really thought about their wellbeing.

You’ll hear how Emma is changing the advertising industry through wellbeing education, and why you don’t need to solve employees’ problems—you just need to connect them with someone who can.

About the guest

Emma Flaxmann is a Wellbeing & Engagement Partner at PHD. With extensive experience in the marketing industry, she uses her unique perspective to help employees shape their internal—and external—wellbeing communication.

About Oliva

Oliva is the UK & Europe's #1 rated employee mental wellbeing benefit.

We help companies respond to the pivotal moments that impact mental wellbeing at work and beyond—driving employee retention and exceptional effort.

We do this by:

  • Empowering individuals to take control of their mental wellbeing
  • Developing manager emotional intelligence
  • Helping HR teams create org-wide psychological safety