S1: E2 – In Conversation with… Chris Godwin and Petra Velzboer on Mental Wellbeing

Series 1, episode 2 - In Conversation with... Chris Godwin and Petra Velzboer on Mental Wellbeing

In this week’s episode, our Head of Social Media and Engagement @Dinah Williams speaks to International Mental Health Speaker, Psychotherapist and Consultant Petra Velzeboer and @Chris Godwin, Founder and Creative Director of @innereyeproductions on the importance of Mental Health Awareness in the workplace to creative inclusive cultures.

Mental Health Awareness is a topic we here at In Diverse Company, do a great deal of work around as metal health plays a significant role in the work we do to help organisations build inclusive cultures. There are so many powerful statistics around mental health in the workplace:-

1 in 6.8 people are experiencing mental health issues in the workplace

Women in full-time employment are nearly twice as likely to have common mental health problems as full-time employed men (19.8 v 10.9)

Evidence suggests that 12.71% of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions.

Today’s podcast shares an insightful and engaging conversation between peers, on an important topic for different points of views.


In Conversation with… is a podcast series in celebration of the fantastic work being actioned in the world of diversity and inclusion.

Through hard-hitting topics, sharing of personal experiences and being comfortable with having uncomfortable conversations, In Diverse Company brings a refreshing series of weekly interviews with change champions across the industry.

What we’re talking about

Johanna launched In Diverse Company in 2019 out of a strong belief that there was a better way to create and measure inclusive cultures.

We set up our events programme to share some truly inspirational stories and provide evidence of the power of inclusion within the workplace, as well as an opportunity for networking, talking through issues and challenges and creating a community for those working along a D&I journey.

We live by our values, and our approach to our own recruitment policy, team and purpose reflects this. We are a tech company driven by a senior team that are experts in people, with one of the only female CEOs of a HR tech platform across the world.

Our Learning Platform, Include™ is the only LXP that combines Learning and Engagement. Include aims to create more inclusive working cultures and is underpinned by social and behavioural psychology principles.