"World Mental Health Day Student Workshop 2011"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

(as other),

Hearing the personal account from Mike Cooke really helped dispel the myth that those with ill mental health would find it hard to succeed in business. Although it was sad to hear that his time in medical school was not fruitful, his determination to bounce back (and ultimately end up as a chief exec) was very inspiring.

Overall, it was a fun day with opened my eyes a bit to the stigma that is still around in society.

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Response from Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Hi. Thank you for sharing your feedback. Stigma affects many people experiencing mental ill health. The Trust has embedded an anti stigma approach to the organisation and encourages people to talk about mental health.

Many people recover and others will need support to recover a meaningful life.

I am glad that hearing about Mike Cooke was so inspiring for you.