The Mind in the Workplace
The Mind in the Workplace Series, focuses on the importance of mental health in the workplace. Mental health can be a topic that many shy away from in the workplace. Breaking the silence on this topic strengthens our ability to be inclusive and aware of challenges that others may be struggling with. Join us in this important series to learn more about mental health challenges and ways to support employees who experience mental health challenges so that everyone in the workplace can thrive.
Week 4: The Mind in the Workplace - Anxiety (GAD) in the Workplace
Please Note: The Mind in the Workplace series aims to educate and spread awareness about mental health disorders and their impact on the workplace. However, members of the HR team are NOT mental health professionals. The information provided should not be used to self-diagnose, nor does it fully depict the complexity of each mental health disorder referenced. We understand that mental health looks different from person to person for numerous reasons. Therefore, please use discretion and consider doing external research when viewing the videos in this series.
1. Can you think of an instance when you were particularly nervous or anxious? Did it affect you physically, mentally, or both? What did you do to get through it?
2. Why is it necessary to know the financial consequences of not addressing mental health issues in the workplace? How can companies find a healthy balance between focusing on business goals and caring for employees? What may occur if a company prioritizes one over the other?
3. Say a team is preparing a presentation, and one of the members has GAD, which affects their presentation skills. What could team members do to support this person? What adjustments could they make to the presentation plan?