Finding the right work environment, when there are so many wrong ones

In previous blog posts or videos, I’ve talked a bit about a toxic work environment. And while I worked at Impraise, I got to study a lot about what makes a good company culture. Yet it only ocurred to me not so long ago that there is more than one type of negative or toxicContinue reading “Finding the right work environment, when there are so many wrong ones”

Consciously choosing life over work: how to find a balance

In my last two blog posts I’ve been talking about our relationship with work and how it affects our mental health. Generally speaking, the workplace has a huge impact on us – including our mental health. Working in a negative environment can be really detrimental. If everyone around you is demotivated or unhappy in theirContinue reading “Consciously choosing life over work: how to find a balance”

Being busy as a badge of honor – perceptions of work and how it affects our mental health

In a previous blog post I talked about how we define success at work, and the impact this can have on our mental health. It’s a long and complex topic which could be debated for hours, but I think it’s super important to take a closer look at it and ask ourselves some hard questions.Continue reading “Being busy as a badge of honor – perceptions of work and how it affects our mental health”

Why you should talk about mental health at work

For the longest time, talking about mental health at work has been a taboo. Have you burnt out? Don’t mention it or people might think you’re weak! Seeing a therapist? You must have something seriously wrong with you! In general conversations around mental health have been taboo, mostly because there has been a big misunderstandingContinue reading “Why you should talk about mental health at work”

How we define success at work, and what this means for our mental health

A topic that’s been on my mind for a while is our definition of success, particularly when it comes to our professional lives. Ultimately, I believe it’s the source of a lot of stress, and can end up being the cause of burnout and other mental health issues we experience at work. This blog postContinue reading “How we define success at work, and what this means for our mental health”

Mental health: finding the people who understand you

I’ve been blogging about mental health for a while now, but I’ve not yet talked about finding or creating your own support network. And yet, this is probably one of the most crucial and valuable things you need to get through it. I’ve talked a bit about helping colleagues, but this time I’d like toContinue reading “Mental health: finding the people who understand you”

Overcoming workplace trauma and restoring your mental health

I often joke that I have PTSD from some of my previous assignments, but if I’m honest with myself, there is some truth to it. Of course it’s not as extreme as for example, for war veterans or victims of abuse – but I genuinely believe that you can leave a work experience feeling scarred.Continue reading “Overcoming workplace trauma and restoring your mental health”

Real-life mental health stories: living with depression

This blog post is part of an interview series for mental health awareness week. In this series, different people give their perspective on living with a mental health condition. In certain cases as with the interview below, people have had the courage to reveal their identity. This is brave, as it can be difficult andContinue reading “Real-life mental health stories: living with depression”

Real life mental health stories: burnout was the catalyst

This blog post is part of an interview series for mental health awareness week. In this series, different people give their perspective on living with a mental health condition. In certain cases as with the interview below, people have had the courage to reveal their identity. This is brave, as it can be difficult andContinue reading “Real life mental health stories: burnout was the catalyst”

Real life mental health stories: living with anxiety

This blog post is part of an interview series for mental health awareness week. In this series, different people give their perspective on living with a mental health condition. In certain cases as with the interview below, people have had the courage to share and to some extent, reveal their identity. This is brave, asContinue reading “Real life mental health stories: living with anxiety”