To truly make a difference, we are urging stakeholders everywhere to acknowledge the inevitable link between mental health and creativity. Companies need to build more open and safe environments, leaders need to become more empathetic, we need better support systems at all creative institutions. But first, we need to fight stigma, and that is a job for all of us.
Creative Confessions Pledge & Guidelines
will help you take better care for yourself and others, help end stigma and build a more people-friendly and sustainable creative industry.
I’m want to
become an advocate for change
I will be
to the people around me.
learn more about mental health
to better help myself and others.
dare to ask and listen
if I think my colleagues or friends are struggling.
I will share my own experiences
with mental health to help others feel less lonely and abnormal.
be conscious of my language,
and not use mental health conditions as adjectives.
by encouraging downtime, vacation and “doing human things”.
lead with empathy
, both OOO and at work.
treat myself as I would treat others
, give myself some slack and not harbor self-stigma.