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BCS South Yorkshire branch would like to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by hosting a series on short talks remotely. This session is the 1st of two. Please join us remotely during this unprecedented time.


Chad Gowler
Andy Shaw


17:45 - Join the webinar with your connection details.
18:00 - Webinar starts
19:30 - Webinar finishes


Mental Health in the Agile Workplace

Mental health is something that will affect most of us. The tech industry is high-paced and high pressure, and this means that we may be leaving some developers to struggle. This talk will examine how mental health can affect workload, particular in things such as meetings and code review. We will then think about ways to improve these processes for everybody so that they are helpful and not a hindrance.

Mental health awareness - a personal story

Andy Shaw is very passionate about promoting mental health awareness, preventing the stigma surrounding it & encouraging people to talk about it. Andy's talk includes his experiences of mental health, including the loss of a close family member who he loved dearly, and why mental health awareness is close to his heart. His talk also includes some fascinating statistics about mental health and how mental health awareness is essential to helping others & the wider community.


Chad Gowler is a user researcher and accessibility consultant working for a government department based in Sheffield. Before that, they have seven years of development experience in Python, Ruby and Javascript.
In their spare time, they are in various user groups talking about gender, accessibility, mental health and gaming for social good, or chilling out on their Animal Crossing island.

Andy Shaw has developed a career in the Tech Industry, focusing on software testing. Outside of work, Andy is the editor of an online software testing magazine called the Tester, delivers talks about software testing, practices martial arts & interested in promoting mental health awareness.


Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.


Please register for this webinar on May 7 2020 6:00 PM BST at:


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Webinar: Mental Health Awareness (Session 1) - South Yorkshire Branch
Date and time
Thursday 7 May, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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