Hamish and Kyle - On mental health issues in the workplace
Mental health as a topic of discussion has come leaps and bounds over the past decade. As public discussion has opened up, many people have also developed a range of mental health tools to deal with the reality of our day-to-day lives.
As wonderful as mental health initiatives are - not to mention the feel-good factor that we all get from giving a platform to these issues - there remains fear and misunderstanding on multiple fronts, and nowhere more imposing than in the workplace.
Say I'm experiencing my own mental health issue and I know it could impact my performance at work. Before that happens, I need to change a few things. Maybe I need some time to see a counsellor or perhaps I could structure my work day differently. All these options feel reasonable to me, but what about my employer? They'll get it, right? What's the worse that could happen?
Link to video and article: Great Minds: Hamish and Kyle - On mental health issues in the workplace - NZ Herald