We are Gemma Fox (Personal Assistant in Customer Operations) and Gemma Farina (Assistant General Counsel in Legal)
Although the above are our core roles at Capital One, we are passionate about mental health and run the BRG Mind Your Mind together. Mind Your Mind (MYM) is focused on creating a safe space for associates to talk openly about their mental health, whilst tackling the surrounding stigma and showing that it is ok to not be ok.
We hold monthly support group sessions, where associates can come along and openly talk about how they are feeling, as well as support their colleagues and share tips. We also hold monthly project meetings where we plan activities for the year and also bring in other areas, such as HR to talk about upcoming projects and the members of MYM get the opportunity to help shape these activities.
We regularly promote training and development around mental health through webinars and our MHFA training with external providers as well as helping to signpost associates to the right support from the internal and external resources available.
We have both always been passionate about mental health and breaking down barriers and stigma around this. When we got the opportunity to co-lead Mind Your Mind together it made complete sense!
MYM has a Slack channel (#mindyourmind) where associates regularly communicate tips and resources they come across and this is another safe space we have. We also have a Pulse page which clearly links to the resources we mentioned above.