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Tag: mental health

Alcohol and the Modern Holiday Work Party

December 14, 2019
Times have changed. Seeing movies and hearing stories about the annual Christmas parties in the past is a real eye-opener. Now, between worries around social anxiety, religious practices, addictions, and...

Working through addiction… while at work

November 16, 2019
Approximately twenty-two percent of Canadians will meet the criteria for addiction during their lifetime. This means that most of us will work with someone dealing with addiction ... even if...

Feeling pigeonholed and underestimated professionally? You’re not alone.

November 2, 2019
When we've been pigeonholed or underestimated at work it can be difficult to break free of the labels and perceived constraints. I understand that when contemplating a career change there...

Summer burnout – what is it and how can it affect your job?

July 13, 2019
Summer … we all know to get the sunblock and hats out to shield us from the intense and dangerous rays. But, what about protecting ourselves from other, less obvious...

Working from home – five ways it may work against you.

December 1, 2018
Last week I wrote about some of the advantages of working from home. But, is it for everyone? In this blog post, the second in a two-part series, I look...

The Queen Bee Syndrome – Not Sweet Like Honey …

September 22, 2018
Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of attention paid to the topic of bad behaviour in the modern workplace. Often, it’s taken the form of sexual harassment...

Have you ever called in “sad?”

August 11, 2018
Mental illness linked to workplace problems is a leading cause of short and long-term disability in Canada. Given the costs associated with these types of claims, I propose a different...

The right help at the right time: what are the differences between Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists and Life Coaches?

July 14, 2018
With all the attention focused on mental health issues and mental health in the workplace, I've noticed the growing popularity of Life Coaches, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, and Psychologists. What hasn't been...

Mental Health – Making it Work in the Workplace

May 26, 2018
Mental health is an issue that deserves more than four weeks of awareness. It warrants everyday sensitivity and acknowledgment in the places where we work. Without paying attention to this under-discussed...