The importance of conversation for workplace mental health
It’s was Time to Talk Day on 4th February and so we’re sharing Kerry Leigh’s top tips on keeping conversation going in the workplace, to support each other’s mental health.
Checking in with each other is more important than ever and ensures you notice when a colleague might be struggling.
Sometimes I smile because I feel happy and sometimes, I’m just putting on a front. People who know me will notice subtle changes in my behaviour. When someone is experiencing a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression, it's not always obvious.
How well do you know your people? Are they feeling stressed? We all need a bit of stress, it helps motivate us, but the kind of stress that makes us feel overwhelmed and unable to cope isn't good for us.
The Mental Health Foundation survey of over 4000 people found that 74% of participants had felt that kind of stress in the past year. If this kind of stress isn't alleviated, it can make us physically and mentally unwell.
At Laughology, we help people to flip their perspective and stand tall using humour and psychology. During Mental Health Awareness Week, why don’t you find out something fun you didn't know about someone you work with?
Did you know I lived in Australia for 14 years? Never once met someone wearing one of these! So have a laugh and get to know each other more, so you're better equipped to notice when someone isn't feeling so good.
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