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The Bottom Line - Depression, bipolar and business

Updated Tuesday, 1st July 2014

This week, The Bottom Line focuses on coping with depression and business success at the same time

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Each week, The Open University and BBC Radio 4 come together to grill the people who run the businesses that shape the world.

Evan Davis' guests talk openly about what it's like to experience severe mental illness whilst running a successful company. 

Would you tell your boss you had depression? In The Bottom Line this week, Evan Davis hears from three successful business people who talk openly about what it's like to experience severe mental illness whilst running their companies. They'll explain the risks and rewards of going public about mental ill health problems: the reaction from investors and the impact on staff. And we'll hear why being open about mental illness can lead to a happier, healthier workplace.
 
Guests:
  • Lord Stevenson of Coddenham, entrepreneur and former Chairman of HBOS
  • Andrea Woodside, Founder, Minding Work Limited
  • Chris Mowat, Managing Director, The Clean Space

This edition of The Bottom Line is first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 5th June 2014. For further details, and to listen online where available, please visit the BBC website.

 

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