Sheffield PR director helping people with mental health issues in their career pursuits

The head of a Sheffield consultancy business is helping people with mental health issues to pursue their choice of careers.

Wednesday, 17th June 2020, 4:37 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th June 2020, 5:32 pm

Katherine Morley is the director of Insight PR and Media and is launching a campaign entitled #WeGetThat to help creative professionals who may struggle with the traditional 9-5 work environment find employment opportunities.

As someone who has struggled with mental health issues, Katherine, from Eckington, says she has found her professional purpose through her PR work.

And she wants to enable others to succeed in their career pursuits.

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Katherine Morley, director of Insight PR and Media

She said: “Because of my mental health problems I found it challenging to get a 9-5 job.

“I have complex post-traumatic stress disorder and can’t be around working with people I don’t know.

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“I hit a rut shortly after finishing my journalism degree and depression set in, and I wasn’t sure about what my future was.

“I know there are others like me who may have the skills and the agency to pursue their career ambitions, but because of their mental health issues, they may be held back.

“I want to empower them and help them achieve their goals through #WeGetThat.

“I am looking for people that are in web design, PR, journalism, admin and social media management.”

Through #WeGetThat, Katherine will coach and develop prospects to build their confidence before helping them with placements.

She plans to provide regular mental health support for those she is working with.

She also plans to work alongside charity organisations that have supported her along way.

The campaign follows the completion of her NatWest Back Her Business Crowdfunder in which she raised £5,070.

Back Her Business forms part of NatWest’s wider commitment to reduce the gender gap when it comes to entrepreneurship, by supporting the creation of a further 400,000 female-led businesses by 2025.

Since launching in 2019, it has helped 129 projects led by female entrepreneurs in the North of England.

To date, NatWest has pledged £135,400 to these campaigns.

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