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International Nursing Science Conference

August 21-23, 2023 | London, UK

August 21 -23, 2023 | London, UK
Nursing Science 2023

Thad Cummings

Thad Cummings, Speaker at Nursing Science Congress
Thad Cummings, United States
Title : Breaking down mental health stigmas


Working in the pandemic in the ER and ICU, Thad learned firsthand the stressors in healthcare and staff burnout/turnover. This workshop is designed to help break down barriers that lead tomental health stigmas and change culture to become more inclusive of the stressors andbarriers that statistically nearly 1/2 (or more) of the workplace team is facing. This will lead to ahealthier corporate environment, employee retention, satisfaction, higher morale, and a more resilient workplace.

Workshop/Speech Dynamics:
The focal point of this workshop is using the latest social psychology research to breakdown what is causing the emotional and physical stress in the workplace and the stigmas that society has implemented in reaction to it. There will be hands on discussion/engagement from the audience to use real work examples and process through how you not only address but createsafe environments to allow these conversations to the table. The final part of the workshop is providing tangible tools on how you implement personal/corporate changes once these issues are brought to the surface in healthy and constructive ways. This will provide the startingframework for how staff and leaders can create healthier, stronger workplace environments.
1. Start the conversation – techniques for addressing mental health with your team
2. Create a corporate culture that advocates and recognizes the need for mental heath
3. Build trust, resilience, and connection for more effective team dynamics.

The structure begins with an introduction to the research and why these principles are universally important. Then the workshop will become hands on with engagement from the audience as we process through the lessons together out loud. The final segment is left for how the participants can take this work back to their places of work along with a Q&A.


Thad Cummings is the author of Running from Fear and Radical Compassion. After spending a decade running social enterprises and a non-profit, Thad’s world collapsed when he became ill and lost everything. After years of diving into physical and mental healing, he has pursued a new dream in the founding of Changing Company. Working through the heart of COVID in ER's and ICU's, Thad continues his work with healthcare groups healing their culture from within against the backdrop of stress, burnout and mental health stigmas. His passion is for bringing new conversations to the table where all voices are heard, barriers are broken, and the polarization of our community is diminished.