The idea of talking to people about your internal struggles and fears can sound frightening, especially in the workplace. But it is often the very thing we need to do to help relieve our minds from our inner voice and give ourselves the kind of mental check-up we all deserve.
Mental health at work has always been important but the pandemic has heightened this need and with comms staff often on the front line, dealing with emotive and challenging issues, recognising just how important it is to talk is particularly crucial right now.
If you are wondering ‘how can I do this?’ you’re in luck, because our very own Lally Wentworth, guest hosted the latest episode of our current podcast series with this very question in mind. She invited her three guests, Susie Wright, Digital communications consultant, trainer, coach & facilitator, Deanne Palmer, Head of Brand and Marketing, Mental Health First Aid England and Anil Ranchod, Head of PR and Press at the Chartered Management Institute to share their thoughts about the power of talking and the tools they and their colleagues have put in place to ensure they build wellbeing into their mindsets.
From Susie’s ‘Wheel of Life’ to Deanne’s ‘Whole Self MOT’ you are sure to be left with practical ways that you can check in with yourself and those in your team. While Anil delves deeper into the power of peer-to-peer support and why it’s important to listen and be listened to.
So, if you are ready to put in the work and form better habits for a positive mindset, then grab a cuppa and get settled. All the resources mentioned in the podcast can be found in the episode description along with our A wellbeing guide for comms professionals . Remember, it’s a resource that we hope will continue to be relevant so if you feel you’re your organisation is making great strides in ensuring staff wellbeing is a focus then please get in touch to share your tips.
And if there’s something you’d like to hear about or if you’ve got any questions for us, you can catch us on Twitter, I’m @LaurenHaizel. Or head over to the CharityComms twitter page – @CharityComms. Alternatively, you can reach me at my CharityComms email, which is in the episode description.
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