As World Mental Health Awareness Day approaches, I’ve realised that being human can have a huge impact on the fear we all feel about mental health at work.
Why oh bloody why are we still – in the main – fixated with working Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm? When the origins of this structure were born in the industrial age, why are we still wedded to it in the digital age?
As a recovering perfectionist, I’m sharing some insider insight into what it’s like to struggle with perfectionism at work, as well as tips to combat it in yourself and for you if you manage a perfectionist.
I’ve written before about the pros and cons of awareness days, weeks and months for mental health in the workplace. For internal comms practitioners, one of the cons is that it encourages a ‘tactics first’ approach. In this post I share some advice for taking a more strategic approach to communications around mental health at work.
After running my first mental health workshop for IC, HR and wellbeing professionals, I thought I’d share what I’d be taking into my next sessions.