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SIMON TALKS TO THE DRUM ABOUT OUR INDUSTRY'S NEGLECT OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

‘As an industry we put time and effort into putting out campaigns but are way behind the curve in fixing ourselves, which means we are playing a dangerous game.

Tackling mental health in society, whether you’re an agency or a client, is like tackling your own mental health. It’s not something you can take your eye off, it’s not a quick fix. Your mental health campaign needs long-term care, attention and investment.

And to do this properly we need to understand our own issues. Spend our own time, as an industry, in our own day hospital, if you will, learning basic skills such as listening, self-awareness and learning strategies to look after our own mental health while reassessing who we are as an industry.’

Read more: https://www.thedrum.com/opinion/2019/07/29/the-ad-industry-helping-mental-health-issues-why-it-ignoring-its-own

HARVEY AUSTIN