Why I talk about mental health

Emma Brooks - mental health advocate

Once I came out the other side of my various experiences with mental health at work, I decided to start talking about it. This eventually turned into blogging, and recently into a few videos too. 

Whilst I was struggling with mental health, I often felt alone and questioned my sanity. I wondered whether I was just imagining things to be as bad as they were, whether perhaps I was crazy and reading too much into it, and I certainly thought I was the only one going through such a terrible experience.

But sometimes I would open up to friends and realize that I was far from alone. Unfortunately, quite a lot of people I knew were going through similar situations and had experienced negative work environments. So once I started to feel better, I decided I wanted to be a mental health advocate.

I have four main goals: