"If you think you are going to cry, just start whistling"

Every evening at 9pm this week, Gemma Cairney will be talking to different women about their experiences of mental health, as part of The Pool’s In My Head mental-health awareness week. Tonight, Gemma meets Karen Blackett OBE

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By Gemma Cairney on

Karen Blackett OBE is the CEO of Media Com UK. In 2014, she topped the Powerlist 100 most influential black Britons and was on the Woman’s Hour Power List 2015. 

Tonight she talks to Gemma about finding the right life “blend”, working with a life coach for 10 years, turning work pressure into a positive, and the best tip she’s learnt – if you think you are going to cry, just start whistling.




Learn more about Gemma's In My Head series and why we need to keep talking about mental health here.


A Boom Shakalaka Production.
Produced by Philippa Tilbury for The Pool.
Music : "In Your Arms" Kevin MacLeod 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0



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