About me

I started this site to encourage greater discussion about mental health and wellbeing and to share my experiences and stories.

Hi, I'm Andy McAleese.

I'm currently a senior leader in the insurance industry and an Actuary by training. I love gaming, technology, running and I am a geek at heart.

I also live with depression and anxiety and was diagnosed when I sought help after breaking down in tears at a management meeting in 2019.

I am passionate about talking about mental health, sharing my lived experiences and making a difference in normalising mental health, particularly in the workplace. I'm particularly interested in how we can avoid people only getting help when they hit a crisis point in their lives.

I first shared my story online in this video Why I think it's important to talk about mental health and have regularly talked about mental health in person as well as online through LinkedIn and Youtube.

On this blog I will be primarily focussing on well-being, mental health and personal development, weaving in my personal experiences.

If you would like to join me on this journey, discovering more about mental health and wellbeing then click the button below.

You'll receive an update email, usually once a week, with the latest articles and things I've found interesting around wellbeing.

Although I reference my professional background, all views on this site are entirely my own.