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

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…

Make a decision, oh no, wait, I can’t!

Make a decision, oh no, wait, I can’t!

By Sara-Jane Morphew This is the conversation going on in my head most of the time. In the beginning, after my diagnosis of depression and anxiety, decisions on what…

Returning to work – “Just like riding a bike, actually”

Returning to work – “Just like riding a bike, actually”

By Sara-Jane Morphew This would be my quote of the day! I started my therapeutic duties in school today, returning to work: going into school for a short time…

‘The Flight of the Bumblebee’ – A Story about Life with Mental Illness

‘The Flight of the Bumblebee’ – A Story about Life with Mental Illness

By Catherine Neish If you were going to write a book about your life, what would be the title?  Who would you want to read it? Would you cover anything…

Being A Woman And A Wife With Depression And Anxiety

Being A Woman And A Wife With Depression And Anxiety

By Shae Hansen I’m going to be completely honest. I have depression and anxiety. It’s not an uncommon combination to have these days, but it’s very hard…

Be careful who you talk to – mental health and work

Be careful who you talk to – mental health and work

By Maureen Powell Several years ago I worked for a software company.  It was a small, privately owned company with a family atmosphere.  The pay and benefits were good and…

What shall I do with myself? Getting back to work?

What shall I do with myself? Getting back to work?

By Sara-Jane Morphew So, today those thoughts of the future are creeping back in.  I’m not content with just feeling a bit better.  The pressure begins: I…

Everything hit stop. Loving the depressed. Trigger warning

Everything hit stop. Loving the depressed. Trigger warning

By Anonymous You were meant to go back to work after the weekend.  We couldn’t afford for you to do a phased return if you didn’t…

Work and us…. loving the depressed

Work and us…. loving the depressed

By Anonymous Work.  That thing that sometimes just has to give.  Looking after a child and supporting someone else with depression takes time and energy.  It is worth every evening…

You never forget your first time – why I have unending respect for those who suffer from panic attacks

You never forget your first time – why I have unending respect for those who suffer from panic attacks

By Tom Wavre If you suffer from panic attacks you will know how debilitating and frightening they really can be.  I didn’t know.  I didn’t understand.  Until I…

The Only Difference is Keys

The Only Difference is Keys

By Clara Autumn The walk up to the building felt like I was hiking up the side of a mountain and had to look flawless at the finish line.  I…

Role kindness plays in good mental health

Role kindness plays in good mental health

By Michelle Robinson Kindness costs nothing.  Being kind to someone, or having someone show you kindness, gives you that warm glow, and a study has shown that kindness is also…

TRIGGER: Suicide attempt at weekend and making sense of it.

TRIGGER: Suicide attempt at weekend and making sense of it.

By bipolaretaeus To say I’m very disappointed is an absolute understatement.  Devastated.  I haven’t tried to take my own life for a few years now and thought all…

On being a Mental Health Nurse

On being a Mental Health Nurse

By bipolaretaeus Having a diagnosis of Bipolar Affective Disorder and being a mental health nurse comes with challenges. Without bipolar, it does anyway. I went into nursing because of my…

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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.