We’ve now been in the coronavirus lockdown for a while, and while on one hand we are advised we are over the peak and to return to some normality. The other hand tells us to be mindful of a potential second wave.
Many of us are now working remotely, something which may be with us for some time to come.
Most surveys of the general public show increased symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress related to COVID-19, as a result of psychosocial stressors such as life disruption, fear of illness, or fear of negative economic effects. The Institute of Fiscal Studies suggests mental health has worsened by 8.1% on average as a result of the pandemic. Working from home can also lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation.
If you’re the manager of a team, you might be worried about how your staff are getting along, you might be wondering how you can spot some of the early warning signs of mental ill health and how to engage them in a conversation to support them?
Whatever your situation supporting colleagues whilst working remotely can be challenging.
Join us to learn how to look after your team’s mental health and while being while operating in this new remote working environment.
This session will give you an opportunity to participate in a discussion around
- The impact of remote working on mental health
- The signs and symptoms of mental ill health to look out for
- How to start a conversation around mental health.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Anyone with supervisors or management responsibilities
Louise is an experienced leader who has worked in Housing, Education and Human Resources. After a period in her life when she experienced mental illness, Louise wants to support organisations, and their managers understand and support each other by engaging in discussions around mental health.
Louise is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and her unique career and personal experience enables her to facilitate this discussion with a full appreciation of the business world and mental health.