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Consulting firm brought experts together to start a discussion around big issues facing men, and dads in particular
Consulting company CapCo marked International Men’s Day with a lively panel discussion.
As well as the firm’s UK managing partner Mike Ethelston and in-house psychologist Dr Alex Cutting, workingdads.co.uk editor James Millar and Simon Miller of O2 talked about some of the big issues facing men and dads in the workplace.
The discussion focussed on mental health, toxic mascuulinity and dads at work.
There was a lot of praise for CapCo’s mental health policies that include mental health first aiders and providing on site counselling for anyone that needs it from Dr Cutting.
For dads at work the firm offers access to last minute childcare should it be needed.
And the panel talked about the background to the phrase ‘toxic masculinity’ and whether it is a useful term when talking about men.
Flexible working was cited by a number of the panellists as key to the future workplace and a good way to not just support dads but anyone looking to achieve the work life balance they want.
The CapCo team talked about building a family ethos and a culture of support at the company.
The main takeaway from the International Men’s Day event seemed to be that men and women need to work together to make things better for everyone in families and at work.