Our Story

At Work Mind Matters, we are passionate about infusing compassion and understanding into the workplace.

We value

The concept for this conference was born out of the realisation of the impact that mental ill health is having on both employers and employees in the South African workplace, along with the lack of open dialogue which currently surrounds this crucial topic.

If you can’t talk openly about something, you can’t manage it, which is why we have set out to break the stigma surrounding mental illness in the work place.

Our Team

Alison is a qualified Occupational Therapist who started her career in the rural South African communities and went on to open her own private practice 9 years ago. She gained extensive experience in medico-legal and insurance related assessments but her focus has shifted toward vocational rehabilitation, return to work and case management for the insurance industry. The increasing number of referrals of clients with mental health conditions compelled her to break the stigma surrounding mental health and advise companies that mental health is an issue they simply cannot afford to ignore. Due to this passion to see change, she has been invited to be the South African Ambassador for the Mad World Forum (www.madworldforum.com) in the UK. Alison is happily married with three active children. She always enjoys the outdoors and when time and energy allows, she loves to open her pop-up coffee shop from her home.

Bronwyn has worked in the corporate world for over 20 years, for large corporates such as Elizabeth Arden, the Foschini Group, and Emaar – a Dubai based company. She holds degrees and diplomas from Stellenbosch University and Cape Peninsula University of Technology in economics, marketing, business and journalism. She currently consults to businesses where her main field of interest lies in creating happy work environments and how corporate teams can work together optimally and effectively. Bronwyn is married and has two lovely, and very busy, young boys. She loves to travel, to read and to drink tea, and in her spare time she works on various creative projects, one of them being to develop a new brand of tea.