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Graeme Cowan

Graeme Cowan is a mental-health and resilience expert, Board Director of R U OK? and co-founder of WeCare. Graeme loves being a mental-health advocate because sharing ideas can lead to conversations, and conversations can lead to action and change. His proudest career achievement was helping to start and grow R U OK? In his earlier career Graeme worked in senior leadership positions with Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and AT Kearney. In 2000 he went through a five-year episode of depression that his psychiatrist described as the worst he had ever treated. He emerged from this crisis with a different view about how we can increase our resilience, mood, and performance. Graeme is the author of five books, including the internationally acclaimed Back From The Brink, which has a testimonial from the former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, and which has become a best seller in China.

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Mental health myths prevail despite new mental safety workplace laws

Mental and psychological safety at work is now just as important as physical health due to the new work health safety la...

Why mental health matters as much to business leaders as to employees

The most important predictor of a mentally healthy workplace is having leaders who practice self-care, team care and are...