about the campaign

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november 2021

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Work/Life recognises that young people have shown a remarkable level of resilience in the face of the pandemic and their mental wellbeing must be an ongoing priority. This campaign aims to help normalise conversations around mental health and encourage young people to speak up about their own struggles. 

To help this campaign to reach as many young people as possible, we will be hosting opportunities throughout November 2021, including: 



Running throughout November 2021, we will be hosting a series of Broadcasts and school VTalks with eminent leaders from a range of different industries who have experienced mental health struggles themselves or are leading the charge to prioritise mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Individual schools can also apply to host an in-person talk for students at their school. 




As part of this campaign, a select number of employers will be offering UK-wide work experience placements for young people throughout the month of November to demonstrate how they are making the workplace a more supportive space for their employees. 



Work/Life is hosted and run by Speakers for Schools as part of our commitment to normalise conversations around mental health and encourage young people to speak up about the support they require. 


Speakers for Schools was founded in 2010 by ITV’s Political Editor Robert Peston, and supported by the Law Family Charitable Foundation, with a mission to level the playing field for young people. It aims to end educational inequality by giving access to the same networks as the top fee-paying schools in the UK through inspirational talks and broadcasts, work placements, meaningful discounts and life-preparing opportunities.