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Emotional Resilience for Business Leaders - Women In Business NI

Date: 27-Feb-2019

Emotional resilience for business leaders: how vital is it and how do we achieve it?

Date    Wednesday 27th February 2019 
Time    9.30am - 11.00am
Location    Causeway Enterprise Agency 
    Loughanhill Industrial Estate 
    BT52 2NR 
Cost    £35 non members
    FREE for members (membership number required) 
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Mental health is becoming a talking point on a daily, weekly basis in society. While conversation has opened up vastly in the last few years about its importance and the need for openness surrounding mental ill health.... how do you actually find solutions that work for you as an individual and for your business? How much responsibility does an organisation have in looking after the emotional wellbeing of their staff? When are you crossing the line into someone’s personal life and getting involved without the expertise to solve the problem?

Leigh Carey, Executive Director of The Hummingbird Project, will discuss the concerns and barriers to mental health in the workplace strategy. Emotional resilience is not a fluke, it’s a skill that can be developed and sustained when people used their own situations and strengths to create their own solutions, with the knowledge and support of their employer. She will tell you more about what the Hummingbird does and how it can support businesses to promote emotional wellbeing for staff to avoid long term sickness, low productivity and stress to people managers.


About the speaker

Leigh Carey – Executive Director

Leigh received her Ba. Hons in Communication in 2003 in Edinburgh and came back home to Northern Ireland in 2004. She has been working since 2007 to help people improve their own circumstances, despite many of them facing difficult environmental and health barriers, through individual mentoring and group training. She has worked on several ground-breaking statutory agency funded programmes in socially deprived areas of the country in the training and voluntary sector. She worked for several years with marginalised young people before specialising in Mental health and wellbeing support in the last 7 years.

She founded The Hummingbird Project in 2016 - a social enterprise that supports those suffering from mental ill health and upskills all members of the community to build emotional resilience and access solutions to sustaining good mental health. Leigh has gained thousands of hours of one to one therapeutic support experience, developed a large portfolio of accredited vocational training and continuously works in partnership with organisations from all sectors to deliver impactful solutions for emotional resilience in Northern Ireland. Contact Leigh at



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