managing mental health in the workplace

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 [...]

2019-10-29T16:19:27+13:00September 26th, 2019|

Check in on someone even if you are unsure how best to do this

The research is pretty clear―when someone is struggling, the support of another human being is one of the most helpful things. Particularly if that other person is respected and trusted. In the harder moments of our own lives, it’s often the company and compassion of someone we trust and respects that gets us [...]

2019-10-29T16:25:44+13:00September 24th, 2019|

Finding the line

How do you know if the stress you are experiencing is “normal” or something more serious that you want to pay more attention to? A good rule of thumb is when the stress has been going on for too long, when there hasn’t been enough opportunity for recovery, and/or when the stress is interfering [...]

2019-10-29T16:28:41+13:00September 23rd, 2019|

Yeah Nah: What stops us checking in on a mate – and how to overcome it

Written by Stephen Kearney.  The research is pretty clear―when someone is struggling, the support of another human being is one of themost helpful things. Particularly if that other person is respected and trusted. In the harder moments of our own lives, it’s often the company and compassion of someone we trust and respects that [...]

2019-10-29T16:49:52+13:00May 1st, 2019|