I’m a retired Civil Servant, having worked for over 40 years both operationally, in policy and HR, finishing my career in the Cabinet Office. Prior to retirement, I was offered a secondment to Business in the Community (The Princes’ Responsible Business Network) as the Business Connector for Derby. My role was to encourage and facilitate local businesses to support their communities. Post retirement, I was asked by Bowmer + Kirkland to use my community experience in a unique role for a new site in Leicester as Wellbeing and Engagement Manager. Having supported people with mental health problems and living with Depression myself, I’m keen to encourage a greater understanding of mental health. I believe the way forward is to encourage open conversations and to capitalise on the high profile provided by Princes William and Harry. We need those lucky enough not to suffer, to understand more and remove their fear.