Philip Schofield – CEO at Ripple – Intranets and Employee Apps. Diagnosed Bipolar and a tech leader.

Contains strong language and adult content.

One morning before a ‘normal’ day at work, while standing at the train station, Phil’s legs started moving him involuntarily towards a moving train… he knew he needed help. After buckling to his knees in the realisation that something serious was happening with his mental state, Phil sought advice and was later diagnosed with bipolar.

Phil is a CEO, a company sales leader in the tech industry, a cross-fit enthusiast and a terrific advocate for mental health. His honest and frank conversations around mental health are normalising the discussion around the topic and helping others speak out.

Topics Include:

  1. What is bipolar?
  2. Normalising the language around mental health
  3. It starts from the top – what is good company culture?
  4. Managing bipolar, at work, at home and with those around you
  5. The importance of physical exercise in managing your mental health

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Natalie Queiroz was eight months pregnant when, in broad daylight, she was stabbed in the most vicious attack imaginable.

In the space of nine minutes, and in broad daylight, Natalie was stabbed twenty-four times with a carving knife. Left for dead, she suffered targeted wounds to her lungs, liver, stomach and uterus, whilst the knife missed her baby by only two millimetres. Natalie’s arteries in her wrists were methodically cut by the hooded attacker who was trying everything he could to end her life … and her unborn baby’s.

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Ben Woods – How my brother’s suicide 2 months before he was due to be my best man drove me to break world record

Ben Woods tragically lost his brother, first to depression and then to suicide.

Jason passed away only 2 months before he was going to be Ben’s Best Man.

It was important for Ben and the family to create a positive experience in his memory and continued with the wedding, only to help them on their emotional journey.

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