Mental health has been of huge concern during Covid-19 due to the challenges this has posed globally since the virus began to spread from China at the end of 2019. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing, statistics have shown that in April 2021:
Almost 82,000 calls were made to Lifeline, an 18.4% increase from the same period in 2019.
Kids Helpline received almost 26,000 answerable contact attempts, a 10.5% increase from 2019.
Over 22,000 contacts were made to Beyond Blue, a 30.7% increase from that period in 2019.In this episode of Your Career Podcast, I interview Anne Riches who, after a lifetime of dealing with mental ill health while forging her successful career, is hugely passionate about mental health at work.
In this episode of Your Career Podcast, I interview Anne Riches who, after a lifetime of dealing with mental ill health while forging her successful career, is hugely passionate about mental health at work. Anne is deeply aware of the powerful impact that talking openly about mental health has for those coping with these issues and for anyone who supports someone with a mental health challenge. A lawyer by background, Anne is an award-winning international speaker and educator on change leadership and workplace mental health. Anne says that the curious thing now is that she used to guide organisations in change like a mergers or restructure. Now the major organisational change focus is: how can we be an open, safe and supportive mentally healthy workplace? While she thrives on her work, Anne says that the best part of her life is scuba diving and hiking in remote places. Great for the body and better still for the mind! Anne’s presentations are described as: relatable, honest, purposeful, kind and funny. If you need support and help to manage stress and build resilience during Covid, start my ‘How to Manage Stress’ online program [for free] today.