Meet our Mental Health Officers

By Ellen Sowerby
16 August 2023

Mental Health in the Workplace

Working conditions and environment can have a huge impact on mental health and, equally, someone’s mental health can have a significant impact on their ability to perform well in their job.

With as many as 1 in 6 Australians experiencing a mental illness, the aggregate cost is enormous, not only to individuals and those closest to them but also to businesses.

Poor mental health in the workplace can contribute towards a high staff turnover, loss of productivity and lack of motivation. Check out our blog recognizing mental health in the workplace to learn how to spot the signs and take the steps to create a healthier workforce.

We promote mental health in the workplace and highlight the importance of mental health wellbeing. We encourage honest, open discussion about practices, or issues that are causing stress in the workplace and value healthy behaviours, such as sensible work hours, respectful communication and staying physically active during the day. We have created a culture that allows our employees to create a work-life balance that works for them, with the support of our mental health officers.


Ellen Sowerby

Content Marketing Executive

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

Ellen has been with Chevin since 2018 and her responsibilities include organizing events, social media, blog writing, email communications and various other forms of content creation. And she has now been a qualified first aider and mental health first aider since 2021. In her free time Ellen enjoys travelling and spending time with her friends and family, as well as participating in her hobbies aerial fitness and ice skating.


David Pimperton

Practice Lead

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

David was a customer of ours for 6 years before he joined the company and now he is celebrating his 8th anniversary here, time flies! David’s responsibilities include running the Professional Services team based in the UK, France and Belgium to ensure successful delivery of projects and administering Professional Services opportunities. In his free time he enjoys cross country running, drinking craft beer and gardening.


5 Ways to Promote Positive Mental Health in the Workplace


  • Create company policies on mental health
  • Increase mental health awareness in the workplace
  • Talk about the importance of mental health with all employees
  • Implement physical wellness initiatives for employees
  • Ensure proper work-life balance of your employees


Information and Support

When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information is vital. Learn more about:

If you are experiencing mental health problems and are concerned about your wellbeing, please get in touch with the mental health services.


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