Mental health issues are something that affects a staggeringly high number of people in the software community yet are a topic rarely spoken about due to the stigmas associated with them.

In this talk we will hear some of the things to look out for in others as well as in themselves, and how it could be affecting them and those around them. Mark draws on his personal experiences of imposter syndrome, depression and anxiety to highlight how these have had a profound impact on his development career. Mark will also be highlighting some of the amazing resources available through Open Sourcing Mental Illness (OSMI) and showing how they can help with your own mental health as well as making your workplace somewhere that nurtures and supports mental wellness. Finally, we'll also be equipped with some resources on where you can go to get help should you be suffering from mental health issues yourself.


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Anonymous at 08:54 on 25 Aug 2017

Really interesting talk!

Very good talk on the rare but so actual topic. I really appreciate the courage and desire to help people behind the talk. The developer's community needs more talks like this to dilute the nerdish focus on pure technology :). The life and developers profession is not limited to whats happening on the screen, vice versa, it's more about whats happening in front of the screen :)

Ken Guest at 13:34 on 25 Aug 2017

Very well done, I can only imagine the courage need to talk about such personal things; couldn't have thought it possible but my admiration and respect for Mark has appreciated :-)