90% of people have taken time off for their mental health but gave a false reason for doing so

16% of workers will experience some form of mental health problem this year

32% of people say their job causes them more stress than anything else in their life

42% of workers have considered resigning due to workplace stress

Mental Health at Work

 

Mental health in the workplace is an increasingly important issue. From absenteeism, reduced productivity, accidents, staff churn etc it is currently costing business billions.

Many businesses want to do something about it, but are unsure what they can do. Knowing where to start can be overwhelming. We are here to help guide you through this process to set up the best policies and working culture for your employees and your business to flourish.

An overview of our main offerings are detailed below:

Survey

Learn more about our ‘wellbeing at work’ surveys

Consultation

Learn more about how we can help your business

Training

Learn more about the workplace training we can offer

Speaker

Contact us to book 1in4 to speak at your event

TESTIMONIALS

 

“It was a real pleasure to work with Tom. In particular I will never forget the first time we met: in less than half an hour he was able to speak about mental health capturing the maximum attention of the ITW Construction Europe Leadership team, explaining to us such a difficult and delicate subject in such a simple and lucid way. Starting from that day I realised Tom is a very special person! Thanks to him, I and my Leadership team started to open our eyes on this topic and to face it seriously in our organization.”

Andrea Santini
Vice President & General Manager, Elematic Italy

TESTIMONIALS

 

“Through personal experience, Tom was a brave and inspirational leader that helped our European business put mental health on our agenda and coached our leaders on how to best sensitively communicate with employees that wanted to talk. Tom used his personal journey and facts to translate how our business could move mental health away from a hidden subject in the work place.”

Andrew Mines
Group President, ITW Construction Europe

TESTIMONIALS

 

“In sharing his journey, Tom has really helped open my eyes to the important subject of mental health.  I greatly admire how Tom was able to overcome his own challenges and communicate with clarity, transparency and sincerity to help us understand the role we can and should play.  Moreover, leveraging his business and leadership experience he really helped bring about change.  Our work with Tom was both meaningful and impactful and I would like to express my gratitude, both personally and for the business.”

Chris Webb
Global HR Director, ITW Automotive

TESTIMONIALS

 

“Toms struggles have been the fortunes of more than 600 employees.  His courage to tell his story to the masses, share ideas and educate the team have been so impactful to me and the whole work force. It takes a special individual to open up and tell their story and encourage others to come forward. His is one worth listening to and one that has taught me a whole lot.

We’ve learned from Tom in the past 12 months. He’s made us so aware that it’s okay not to know exactly what to say but it’s not okay to say or do nothing at all! His story has been a tidal shift in how we as a business approach mental health. Not hiding from the topic and opening our eyes, ears, minds and hearts to something that 1 in 4 of us will struggle with.  I am personally grateful for Toms effort to lead by example and share his experiences and remove the stigma around mental health.

Over the years I’ve sat through hundreds, if not thousands of presentations, none of them have been as powerful and engaging as listening to Tom about mental health. His style, content and personal touch had the whole room ready to take action and open their awareness.”

Jon Hartman
Vice President & General Manager,  ITW Construction UK & Nordics

Mental Health @ Work Blog

Being Dismissed Due to Ill-Health

Being Dismissed Due to Ill-Health

I was officially dismissed due to ill-health, but the universe in its infinite wisdom filled the void. I’m a work in progress, and I’m working on it…

Know Thy Limits – Stress in the Workplace

Know Thy Limits – Stress in the Workplace

We can’t evade stress in our careers or our lives. Life is stressful. We have our health and costs to manage, bills to pay, people we love to care…

Broken Heart or Broken Brain?

Broken Heart or Broken Brain?

Anxiety can cause the same symptoms as a heart attack or angina. I had to see the doctor – was it a case of broken heart or broken brain…

The Power of Lists – Finding my Better Future

The Power of Lists – Finding my Better Future

The power of the pride and hope I feel cannot be underestimated. Listing everything I’ve achieved despite my depression helped me see a better future ahead…

My Mental Illness Does Not Disqualify Me From A Career

My Mental Illness Does Not Disqualify Me From A Career

I can keep a steady job but my mental health really can disrupt my work. I wish I could have time off, but I’m scared my illnesses would be…

Why Do We Think Our Brain Doesn’t Get Sick?

Why Do We Think Our Brain Doesn’t Get Sick?

We discredit mental health when it comes to sick days. But without the brain, we’d be dead. The brain works the hardest, so let your brain have a break…

Courage to Soar

Courage to Soar

Working with depression and anxiety is challenging when you keep it hidden. It takes courage to soar above the stigma that is attached to mental health and be open and…

Anxiety and Depression: When I Feel Anxious

Anxiety and Depression: When I Feel Anxious

How I feel when I’m anxious by Anna, and Working to remain sane by Fi. Our readers share their experiences of anxiety and depression…

2017 in Review: it wasn’t all that bad…look!

2017 in Review: it wasn’t all that bad…look!

It hasn’t been our best year. It’s been hard, yes, but we survived. We are here stronger than ever and ready for the next challenge: we are ready…

Pouring from an empty cup: self-care for care givers

Pouring from an empty cup: self-care for care givers

My thoughts on self-care, particularly for those of us in caring professions, looking after other people, or supporting people with mental illnesses…

Depression – My Blessing and My Curse

Depression – My Blessing and My Curse

I have learnt so much about myself and I’ve been able to help others. Reaching out can help save your life. Depression – my blessing as well as my curse…

Know Your Worth

Know Your Worth

By Laura I was unemployed when my spiral with OCD, depression and anxiety began. I’d been sacked from a previous role by an employer who falsified information to…

Work isn’t working anymore

Work isn’t working anymore

By Sara-Jane Morphew So I did it, I tried to go back to work. I felt I needed to at least try; I couldn’t make any decisions…

Both the Consumer and the Provider – Bipolar is not for the Weak

Both the Consumer and the Provider – Bipolar is not for the Weak

By Abigail E. Fliege My story began when I was fourteen years old. I was sexually violated and I spun into a clinical depression. I was given an antidepressant and…

I feel the need to Cocoon

I feel the need to Cocoon

By Sara-Jane Morphew I feel the need to cocoon. A random phrase I know, but this completely sums up how I feel after my first week back at work…

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Tom Wavre - Owner

Toms background is within the construction sector having worked at a senior management level with global names such as Würth, Rawlplug and most recently Fortune 200 company ITW.

Tom sees the importance of mental health in the workplace from two angles, both as a senior manager needing to get the highest productivity from his team and from his own lived experience of mental illness.

In the past 2 years, Tom has worked worked as a volunteer, advocate and change maker around mental health. He is founder and driving force behind www.iam1in4.com a site and social media campaign that is followed by over 70,000 globally.

Tom has driven change and a new approach to mental health in organisations in the UK and across Europe. He is passionate about helping make this change as widely and meaningfully as possible.