Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable: Dr Barbara Mariposa - Depression in the workplace
Depression is predicted to be the biggest causes of ill health globally by 2020. And yet it is still an illness that is shrouded in mystery and silence despite its considerable risks to life and its quality.
Join us for this roundtable where Dr Barbara Mariposa will discuss:
- examining the facts, figures and costs to individuals and companies
- look at current thinking and evidence about who gets ill and why
- dig into what it’s like to be ill, the risks and what it looks like from the outside
- explore the major protective factors
- how to offer help to someone who seems to be unwell
- learn about what we can do to take better care of ourselves and each other
About the speaker
Dr. Barbara is a medical doctor, public speaker, author*, thought leader and “expert by experience”. She runs her own courses, workshops and seminars within the fields of mental health, human-centred organisations, optimising human energy, leadership for the 21st century, and the underlying science and principles that brings it all together. She works in the business world to bring the “how to do it” of mental and emotional wellbeing into the workplace, creating the cultural shifts in which people can flourish and succeed.
Trained at the Royal Free Hospital, London, Dr Barbara has worked internationally, in general practice, psychiatry and public health. Whilst at medical school, she obtained a B.Sc in psychology and began a life-long enquiry into the interdependence of mind, emotion, and body. She combines her love of the arts, music and literature and training as an actor with a passion to spread greater scientific understanding, delving fearlessly into what it means to be human.