Organisations play a vitally important role in encouraging a positive mental wellbeing culture in the workplace. Here are several key strategies that employers can implement.
Most depressions can be cured or substantially alleviated yet we still pretend that they can't. Hand-wringing and attempts at sympathy don't help, enlightenment and common understanding will. Treatment guidelines are explicit, brief problem-solving talk-therapy is a proven treatment. We should be accepting and treating depression as the common ailment it is, not shrouding it in mystery and pretending that we don't know what to do about it.
In a recent email I was asked "Do you think that people with mental illnesses are able to cope with life properly?" Here's my reply.
Brief therapy is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on achieving quick and effective results within a limited time frame. It is less time-consuming and so less costly than longer term than more traditional approaches.
Take five two-minute focusing breaks a day and you can stay connected with yourself.
Friendship and social connection help us in all aspects of our lives. This includes our identities, sense of purpose, recognition and many of the subtler aspects of our development.
By understanding the unique needs and experiences of people who have experienced trauma, practitioners can provide more effective and compassionate care, and help people live more fulfilling and healthy lives.
Struggle is self-reinforcing, so here are some thoughts if you would rather move forward instead of fighting with yourself.
Writing morning pages is great for calming anxieties, producing insights and resolving dilemmas. Use it to clarify and prioritise the coming day.