On today’s episode, I’m going to be talking about the word resilience and mental health. I’ll clarify what it means and how we can all learn from the harder times to enable us to move forward. 

Why Resilience and Mental Health?

I decided to talk about this because throughout the pandemic I have seen articles, blogs and webinars about resilient leadership: How to respond, plan and thrive. So, I decided to record  an episode to highlight the importance of resilience and how it can help you in your professional and personal life.

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In today’s show, I talk about:

  • What resilience is and how can it help us  [02:10]
  • About the latest mental health at work report. [03:09]
  • About Wraw®, and how it can benefit you. [05:40]
  • The difference between resilience and wellbeing. [07:00]
  • How you can increase your resilience. [09:19]

Some statistics about resilience

  • Two in five (39%) of UK workers report experiencing poor mental health symptoms related to work in the last year
  • More than six in ten (62%) managers said that they have had to put organisational interests above staff wellbeing
  • 52% of those who experience mental health problems related to work say this is due to pressure such as too many priorities or targets
  • Only 29% of employees know about Occupational Health, with much lower awareness amongst smaller businesses
  • As in previous years, there remains a worrying disconnect between what senior leaders believe about the support they provide and the reality of employees’ experience.
  • 70% of managers stated there were barriers to them providing MH support. 
  • Only 11% of managers had received training on understanding workplace stressors 

Resources 

Quotes

  • I think there’s a real need for organisations more than ever to do more to manage mental health and wellbeing in a positive way. 
  • Resilience can be defined as the ability to adapt following setbacks and difficult life events whilst maintaining positive mental health.
  • Resilience isn’t about avoiding life’s challenges by pretending they’re not there or ignoring them or saying that we’re strong and things shouldn’t affect us. But by noticing when pressure appears and taking proactive steps to manage those pressures. 
  • The cost of mental illness to employers is significant. In terms of monetary value, is between £42 billion to £60 billion a year.
  • Workplaces have a responsibility to create positive, healthy environments for staff to work in.

Work with me

I am offering Wraw® at half-price for £150+VAT. Do get in touch for a free 30 minute call to find out more and see how Wraw® can help you. Book a mutually convenient time here: https://calendly.com/leylao/30min. I very much look forward to speaking to you and getting you started on your journey. 

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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.