Inside Mission Equality: Taking Time For Self-Care

So many of us are used to workplaces that don’t work for us - where we push through even if we’re not feeling well. It’s different at Mission Equality, as co-founder Sharon Hurley Hall explains in this video.

Video transcript:

A few days ago I had one of those days. You know when you have one of those days when you wake up and you just can't.

Maybe you're feeling sad about something in your past. Maybe you've had a hard week. Maybe something hasn't been going according to plan, and the weight of the world feels like you're going to have to wade through treacle that day.

Now, in most organizations and most corporate settings, you end up going to work, forcing yourself to push on through and feeling terrible.

And you know, we've all done that. I certainly did that for many, many years.

But it's different at Mission Equality. Because we can simply say to the other members of our team that it's not a good day that we're not feeling 100% and anything that's non-urgent (which is most things because we have a no-rush culture) can be put aside can be left to wait until we can do it and we can take the time we need to feel good again. And you know, it's amazing what a difference having that ability and permission to do that makes because it means instead of pushing through and struggling for the whole of our work week, you can take a day or two, feel right again, and then you come back stronger and raring to go.

And this is one of the things that having an equal workplace means - having a workplace that works for everyone. And so this is what we want to to share. This is what we want people to learn, that it's actually not so difficult to create workplaces that work for everyone.

So if you want to learn more about that, visit our website,, see the programmes that we're offering, read our black paper, and maybe you too can have that healthier approach to working life. See you next time.

Could/do you do this in your workplace? What do you think?

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