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Trust and mental health

High rates of stress and mental illness in New Zealand workplaces mean there is increasing recognition of the need to protect wellbeing and foster mental health at work. Otherwise, we lose talented staff through stigma, stress and distress, and see team resilience and innovation suffer. Having more skilful conversations, between colleagues, and between employees and [...]

2018-07-27T11:47:23+00:00July 27th, 2018|

Why does psychological therapy take time?

Last month, we examined what psychological therapy is and how it can help people make positive change: https://umbrella.org.nz/what-is-psychological-therapy/ We are often asked - how many sessions will my employee need? This is definitely one of those “How long is a piece of string?” type questions, however here are some thoughts that can help provide an [...]

2018-07-27T11:43:16+00:00July 27th, 2018|

Shifting the frantic

Too much to do Not enough time Feeling frantic/overwhelmed Feeling I’m not doing anything properly How many of these comments above resonate with you? It’s a dilemma that we are hearing more often, and it seems, more intensely. Many people have described to us how the dilemma of having too much to do and [...]

2018-07-27T11:40:43+00:00July 27th, 2018|

Reducing your emotion drain on the job

Do you work in a customer-facing role? Does your job require that you keep your emotions in check? Do you feel emotionally exhausted at the end of the day or your shift? If so, then our recent post may have resonated with you: https://umbrella.org.nz/faking-it-on-the-job-the-cost-of-emotional-labour/ This experience of emotional labour, what author Susan David describes as [...]

2018-07-02T10:46:37+00:00July 2nd, 2018|