On Saturday 27 October I took part in my first proper Facebook Live. It was a webinar for the BrazTesol Mental Health Special Interest Group. In this webinar I drew upon the research that I did last December and which I have subsequently spoken about at conferences and in workshops. I plan to do more in the future. These kind of webinars act as a stepping stone from moving the discussion on from merely talking about the research to offering advice and solutions in the workplace. It is not country specific, although I do make reference to the backdrop in the UK, not least my involvement with the mental health charity, Mind, and the Time To Talk campaign, which aims to reduce or eradicate stigma and discrimination. I am a so-called ‘champion’ and registered on the Time To Talk website.
You can watch the full recording below, minus the introduction. It is also available on the BrazTesol Mental Health SIG Facebook page, where it had almost 1,000 views in the first 24 hours, thanks to a significant number of shares. It starts properly around 20 seconds in.