In this episode...
Mel couldn’t remember the first six months of her son’s life. In a blur of intrusive thoughts and postnatal depression, she’d thrown herself into work, living on Slack and locked away in her office. And then she burnt out.
Therapy and the right medication helped her find balance—and then she set out to make sure other working parents didn’t have to go through the same thing.
You’ll hear how Mel managed her PTSD & postnatal depression, why lockdown was one of the best things that happened to her, and how companies can properly support people taking parental leave.
About the guest
Straight out of school, Mel Murphy joined a tech startup and never looked back. She has over a decade of experience in the tech-for-good industry and now looks after the team at birdie as their People Lead.
As a second generation immigrant, she’s keen to hear more diverse voices joining the conversation about mental health and medication.
Oliva is the employee mental wellbeing platform for companies who want to properly care for their people, and help them grow.
By combining proper therapy courses, coaching (the good kind), dedicated support for managers, and mental fitness classes—all led by a curated team of top professionals—Oliva helps employees respond to whatever hurdles life throws at them: big or small, at work and beyond.