We want mtc to be a place where everyone feels supported and comfortable discussing mental health but we recognise that this type of culture starts at the top. I recorded individual Q&A sessions with the directors to discuss what mental health means to them, times they’ve struggled themselves and what they would say to anyone at mtc who might be struggling right now.
The sessions were candid, insightful and poignant and really set the tone for the week.
They also prompted others in the team to start sharing their own stories and experiences with mental health issues.
This was incredible to see – not only the bravery of those who felt comfortable enough to open up, but also the compassion and empathy demonstrated by their fellow colleagues. It definitely brought us together and reinforced the fact that this shouldn’t be a taboo subject, as it’s something that will likely affect us all at some point in our lives.
We ended the week on a high with a virtual event held on Microsoft Teams, where we had a company update and a quiz followed by an epic DJ set from our very own Creative Director, Euan Johnstone. We also brought people together in person where we could and each of our offices hosted their own celebration with colleagues in Bristol, Edinburgh, Riga and Dundee all getting together.
It’s been a great week here at mtc and this is just the start of the journey. We definitely want to keep the conversation going and the mental health of our employees will remain a top priority as we continue to develop our long-term wellbeing strategy.
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