Mental health and work

The figures in this article, that half of people wouldn’t be comfortable talking about mental health issues at work is worrying but not a surprise.

With the recent focus on raising awareness of issues by high profile individuals, I hope that begins to change.

Too many people still struggle without adequate support because of the stigma and an idea that they shouldn’t need it. Or worse, that their issues aren’t as bad as other people so they don’t feel they justify getting help.

The bottom line is that anyone can find themselves in need of support, either through illness or events the life throws at them. It takes enormous courage to reach out and look for it.