Mark’s Story

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I grew up in rural Ireland, the youngest of six.  I was always very competitive, perhaps because I was the baby of the family or because I was gay and felt I had something to prove. When I was 12, I remember going on a road trip with my maiden Aunt Maisie.  As we were driving […]

The Stigma of Bipolar, Thomas Duncan Bell

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The Bipolar Businessman In many ways Thomas Duncan Bell is like any other entrepreneur: he runs successful businesses, is driven and ambitious. In his early twenties, however, he was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder, after entering a local police station bleeding, pleading for help. He still occasionally suffers, yet is also directing his rather impressive […]

Black Dog Radio, Claudia Hammond

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BBC Radio 4 Presenter of ‘All in the Mind’ If the world only knew how much good research is out there and put it into practice, Claudia Hammond would be much happier. The award-winning broadcaster and psychology lecturer has been dubbed the ‘most important source of psychological ideas in the UK media’ and has made […]

Breaking the Corporate Stigma, Geoff McDonald

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Former Global VP of HR at Unilever Geoff McDonald’s crucible moment came in the middle of the night. He had a panic attack. At the time, Geoff was Vice President of HR for multi-billion dollar company Unilever. A real career alpha-man, he had no idea what was wrong. In this riveting talk he describes his […]