A mini interview series on mental health

As I have been going on this journey with mental health, I have met many people along the way who all have their own stories to tell. In fact, one of the things that inspired me to start sharing my story was hearing from others. Every time I heard from a friend or an acquaintanceContinue reading “A mini interview series on mental health”

The importance of trust in the workplace

This is a topic I have been wanting to cover for a while, but for which I needed to have enough distance with a specific event to write objectively. Today I am coming from the position where trust in the workplace is a topic we are openly and actively discussing at the company. We talkContinue reading “The importance of trust in the workplace”

What does recovery mean to you?

I was recently listening to the Go2Thrive podcast (episode 1), and as they were talking about the work-life balance, one of the guests brought up the interesting topic of “rest and recovery”. This sparked something in me. Having previously written that the “work-life balance” can seem pretty binary, and that balance will look different forContinue reading “What does recovery mean to you?”

How to react if a colleague tells you they have a mental health problem

Cue: this ridiculous stock image is certainly not the right answer. One of the reasons we’re still struggling to address mental health issues, is because of the stigma that comes with them. In the past (and probably still today), telling someone you were seeing a psychologist was often met with raised eyebrows as if toContinue reading “How to react if a colleague tells you they have a mental health problem”

Mental health definitions & FAQs

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Today I am covering a topic I had so far overlooked, but that is really important. When blogging about a topic such as mental health, most people may not be 100% sure what it is, and whether the topics I cover are relevant. Or perhaps you’re asking yourself “is anxietyContinue reading “Mental health definitions & FAQs”

Resources for mental health

Photo by Startup Stock Photos on Pexels.com * Updated in June 2019 * While I have been blogging more about mental health consistently, it suddenly occurred to me that a very helpful thing I could do is to share more resources on the topic! While I very much appreciate everyone who reads my blog posts,Continue reading “Resources for mental health”

The end of year breakdown

Originally this blog post was going to be tongue in cheek – recounting funny experiences of end of year breakdowns. But since no one answered my call for stories – I decided to turn this into something that I hope is more meaningful and helpful. In my experience, the end of the year at workContinue reading “The end of year breakdown”

Telling your boss you’re going through something personal

Mental wellbeing in the workplace isn’t always related to work induced situations. You may have other things going on in your life that impact how you feel on the job. Considering you spend 80% of your time at work – but luckily you are more than that – it’s only normal that the rest ofContinue reading “Telling your boss you’re going through something personal”

What is the work life balance?

The work life is balance is a concept that is constantly being sold to us. In particular in today’s context of increased pressure and burnout, we are all running after it as if it were some sort of treasure. Countless articles are out there telling us how to find it, in fact I myself wroteContinue reading “What is the work life balance?”

How to raise awareness and lessen stigma about mental health

When I asked what I should write about when it comes to mental health in the workplace, this was one of the topics suggested. It’s an important one because it is still not easy to broach the subject, despite the fact that a lot more is being done these days to help raise awareness and disseminateContinue reading “How to raise awareness and lessen stigma about mental health”