14 May 2018
They say a problem shared is a problem halved. When it comes to your mental health, this couldn’t be more true.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and it’s driving the conversation around stress. In business, as projects and deadlines mount, inevitably so does the pressure. I know from personal experience how stressful this can be.
Eventually something has to give. Whilst working hard is important, it isn’t worth your mental health.
Ultimately life is about balance. Working hard is important but not at the expense of your mental health.
I’ve written a few blog posts on the topic and a podcast or two. I thought it was fitting to share those again today.
Mental health matters
A friend of mine recently took his own life. It pains me that he believed his situation was so desperate he felt he had nowhere to go or no one to turn to for help. The stigma around mental health needs to end. In this podcast I share my thoughts on what business leaders can do to remove the stigma and ensure their employees are healthy both physically and mentally.
Every week 84 men in the UK take their own lives. I was shocked to discover this stat earlier today. The hashtag has been popping up all over social media. In the UK alone, 84 men. It’s incomprehensible.
When was the last time you switched off and I mean really switch off? No phones, no screens, no distractions?
If you are struggling, however small you may think it is, talk to a friend. A problem shared really is a problem halved.