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”

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”

Real-life mental health stories: a lifelong battle

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 but were not comfortable revealing their identity. For this reason, theContinue reading “Real-life mental health stories: a lifelong battle”

Real-life mental health stories: suffering from OCD

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 but were not comfortable revealing their identity. For this reason, theContinue reading “Real-life mental health stories: suffering from OCD”

My mental health story: part 1

Two years ago I published a blog post called “Living with anxiety“. It was my first step towards sharing my story about mental health, after which I slowly started to feel more comfortable talking about it. This blog post has moved! It has gone to “That’s Mental, a platform to talk freely about mental health“.Continue reading “My mental health story: part 1”

What happens when your trust is broken at work

In my previous blog post, I wrote about the importance of trust in the workplace. I did so because I wanted to explain how challenging it can be to not have trust at work. In fact, I’m not sure I really expressed how dire the consequences can be if an employee’s trust in their employerContinue reading “What happens when your trust is broken at work”