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Promoting positive mental health within the WordPress community

Please read the following to camera in your natural working environment, use your phone, webcam or whatever you have to hand. The first line; read only whatever applies to you i.e. “I’m a WordPress consultant”.

You don't even have to read all the script!

Take a brief pause at the end of each sentence and don’t worry if you mess up! If you need to re-read anything then go ahead, just leave a brief pause between reads, you don’t need to read it all in one sitting. Thank you for taking the time to help us promote and raise awareness of positive mental health within the WordPress community.

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The Script

(Don't forget to look into the camera) 

I’m a WordPress developer / designer / agency owner / educator / consultant / freelancer / content manager / marketer / contractor / engineer / implementer / user / [insert here].

We’ve built companies.  We’ve developed technical solutions.  We’ve started from scratch.  We’ve designed to be inclusive.  We’ve worked from coffee shops.  We’ve supported clients.

We are the WordPress community.

We’ve hidden our fears.  We’ve battled internally.  We’ve hurt ones we love.  We’ve put on a mask.  We’ve questioned ourselves.  We’ve not been open.  We’ve struggled.

No one ever said it would be this hard.

We’ve learned new skills.  We’ve developed as individuals.  We’ve spoken out.  We’ve built relationships.  We’ve moved forward.  We’ve overcome.

It’s a lie to think that you can’t achieve this.

As a member of the WordPress community, I’m speaking out.  Isolation.  Depression. Anxiety.  Loneliness.  Fear.  Our communities mental health needs support.

Statistically 1 in 6 of us will experience work related mental health issues.

Because I’m self-employed.  Because I’m a freelancer.  Because I’m a remote worker.  Because I’m a solo business owner.  This increases to 1 in 4 of us!

Help us #PressForward.

WP&UP are supporting and promoting positive mental health within the WordPress community.

Now is the time to have an honest conversation about our mental health.

Join your local WordPress meetup.  Attend, volunteer or support WordCamps.

I’m not alone.  You’re not alone.  At its core WordPress is the community.

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How To Submit Your Video

Thank you for taking the time to record your version of the script.  Now that's completed you'll need to get the video over to us.  The quickest way to do that is to complete the form on this page giving us permission to use the footage, then you'll be redirected to a secure shared drive.

If you are happy to share your Twitter URL and website URL we'll be sure to credit you for your involvement and time given to the project.

You will be redirected to Dropbox after you complete the form, you do not need an account.

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