Hey and welcome to this episode of #TheOpenMike, and it's a fast track start to 2019. And on today's episode, we're going to be discussing a true entrepreneur's origin story. Balancing entrepreneurship with mental health, we're going to be talking everything from fashion, to storytelling and an awesome deep dive journey.
This particular podcast has a very special meaning to myself. There's too many entrepreneurs often suffer and sit in silence. And I sit on a lot of boards as a non-exec and growth coach, and I see, not just the young entrepreneurs out there, but some more seasoned professionals, who maybe when it starts to get tough out there, it can really affect them. Whether it's at home, or in business, and mental health is a big part of that.
And despite the UK investing over £115 million in mental health research each year, the mental health network receives only about 5.5% of that in spend. So there's clearly so much more that as a business community and as a wider audience that we can do to help raise awareness of this. We'll do that through our podcast and we'll get this shared. We're going to put some links below, so hopefully you guys can share this as well.
And it's an absolute pleasure to have a young chap on the show called George Hodgson, who's not only going to share his journey with us, but he's also a campaigner for mental health, and does a lot of great volunteering work, and a lot of good contributions to good causes.
So if you want to reach out to somebody, and you're concerned about mental health, as I mentioned earlier, you don't have to sit in silence. We're going to put some links in to great organisations like Time To Change, Young Minds, and of course the NHS. And naturally these are just a small selection of the resources that are available. So please don't sit in silence, take action, speak about it, open up. And let's hope this podcast offers some value to you as well.
In this episode we're going to chat about entrepreneurship and mental health plus much more. And I'm privileged to welcome to the show a real truly inspiring entrepreneur, George Hodgson from Maison De Choup. Welcome, George, thanks for taking the time to share your journey and your story, and welcome to #TheOpenMike Podcast.
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Also, check out the Maison De Choup website https://maisondechoup.co.uk/
And some great links for resources
YoungMinds - https://youngminds.org.uk/
Time To Change - https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/
NHS Moodzone - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/
Hantsdoc - https://www.nhuc.co.uk/basingstoke/
CAMHS - https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services-camhs/