Why it really is good to talk in the workplace?
- AuthorDebbie Sansome
I am going to talk about a subject, which some people find very taboo, or feel that it should not be openly discussed.
However, that is just plain wrong. Two little words but have such a big meaning; Mental Health.
1 in 4 people, across the world, suffer from a mental health illness.
This is extremely concerning.
Mental health can range from worries we all experience, in day to day life, to serious long-term conditions. It can affect everything we do from everyday tasks, leisure time and our careers.
Startling, in 2016 / 2017, 526,000 workers were suffering issues with their mental health through work-related stress, depression, or anxiety; with workload being the highest at 44%.
This particular statistic cannot be ignored.
Therefore, the importance of having regular contact with your Line Manager is imperative, so that the following can be discussed openly;
- Your current workload;
- Any issues, or concerns you have about any aspect of your role, or responsibilities;
- Your work / life balance; and
- Feedback from you to your Line Manager on how you are coping.
I would encourage you all to speak to your employer if you do feel concerned over anything.