In this episode...
Will Beaton comes from a family of self-identifying stoic northerners. Opening up about his emotions and mental health didn’t come naturally to him. But as a highly trusted young employee at a startup, he began to feel the weight of the business on his shoulders. You’ll hear how over time, this combination led to burnout.
He talks about how a manager identified his symptoms, and showed him that it was ok to open up about his feelings at work. Since then, Will’s attitude towards his mental health, his working life, and his relationships with colleagues has changed significantly.
As Will became Head of People at MyTutor, he carried many of these lessons with him. In the second part of the episode, he reels off a huge list of actionable things we can do to be proactive about mental health at work. Get your pen and paper ready.
About the guest
Will Beaton is Head of People at MyTutor.
Having previously worked in a variety of roles at the company since 2016, he believes in an open approach towards mental health at work where leadership truly leads by example.
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