On today’s episode, I talk about managing lone working and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. I outline how lone and remote working can impact positively and negatively on our mental health and wellbeing.
I decided to talk about this today because I don’t think we can escape the fact that many of us are working from home whether that’s through choice or as a result of the physical distancing/social isolation measures we are currently facing. Managing lone working and mental health is going to be essential during social and physical distancing.
Listen to the episode
In today’s show, I talk about:
- The reason lone remote working has become more popular in the last 10 years. [00:54]
- Why I think it’s important to assess where in your home you are working from. [02:11]
- How my one hour power video call can help you improve your mental health and wellbeing. [03:29]
- Practical steps you can take as a manager to ensure your team stay connected as well as looking after your own wellbeing. [04:18]
- Tips to help you cope with working from home. [07:46]
- Need help knowing how to shape your new routine? Download my free list here. With ideas on how to structure your day and minimise pressure on yourself.
- Read my blog post Impacts of Lone Working on Mental Health
- Also, check out A guide to home working and self-isolating
- Lone remote working has become more popular in the last 10 years due to never-ending funding and pressures placed on organisations.
- It’s good to be aware of our trigger points and what we need to do to look after our mental health.
- Current figures for people lone or remote working in Western Europe is thought to be 126.5 million.
- Office of National Statistics predicts that by 2020, half of the UK’s workforce will work from home. Well, we have certainly hit that target at the moment!
- Research from the British Occupational Health Research Foundation in 2010 found that 64% of lone workers face psychological distress.
- A 2017 United Nations report found that 41% of remote workers reported high-stress levels, compared to just 25% of office workers.
Work with me
Why not book a one hour power hour video call with me?
I can help you:
- Focus on your priorities to manage your work-life balance in the way you want to.
- Learn to plug your “time leaks”
- Think about ways to stay connected during this period of social isolation.
- Communicate with your wider team more effectively whilst working at a distance.
- Reflect on your own wellbeing and what could work for you right now.
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Remember to tune in to next week’s episode, where I’ll bring you more insights into mental health and inclusion.