What if they’re faking it?

In this week's episode Leyla answers the question what if they're faking it? How suspicion acts as a barrier for people to access help and how to create a positive environment. Continue Reading What if they’re faking it?

Welcome to the 144th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. As we approach the end of Mental Health Awareness Month, I wanted to pick up on a topic I often get asked about – one that can link to people not being able to speak about their Mental Health at work – and that is, suspicion and thinking people are faking it.

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On today’s show on What if they’re faking it?

  • Why I chose to cover this topic today. [01:27]
  • Issues that can cause mental ill-health at work. [03:47]
  • What we can do to support people struggling with mental ill-health at work [06:03]
  • How to work with people that do open up to you about their mental ill-health. [08:03]
  • What to do if people are actually faking mental illness. [10:56]

Quotes on What if they’re faking it?

  • In my experience, it’s extremely rare that someone fakes mental ill-health.
  • I think faking mental health to escape work or gain or redundancy package, is very bizarre to me.
  • What I found is that staff don’t ask for help when experiencing mental ill-health.
  • It’s better to try and have a conversation, even if it doesn’t go perfectly than to jump to conclusions.
  • We know that mental and physical health, are not completely distinct. They overlap, and they overlap significantly.

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