Mental health is being talked about more and more, and mental health in the workplace, in particular, is the topic of the moment. Earlier this month, we saw something wonderful happen. A woman in the UK took a day off work, emailing colleagues that it was due to her mental health. What happened next was remarkable – the director of the company emailed her back, commending her on her honesty. There was no judgement and no further questions.
This has sparked conversation across the country.
Should we be allowed to take mental health days? Are they the same as a sick day? How much do our jobs actually affect our mental health?
Of course, we are particularly interested. Here at Counselling Directory, we pride ourselves on our passion for helping people and our work in raising awareness on mental health and the benefits of talking therapy. But how do people really feel?
We asked five people, with differing careers and job...