Mental Health: Give it the Attention it Deserves
Now that many more people from the media to the Royal Family are talking about mental health, it seems that this long “silent” family of illnesses are beginning to be taken more seriously. With Mental Health awareness week taking place last week, we can only hope that the stigma that has surrounded the severe illnesses suffered by so many will start to be reduced.
How Can Finding Your Voice Help?
After a lifetime of careers developing and supporting others, we started Finding Your Voice as a way of helping women make themselves heard in their professional lives.
It is well documented that stress at work, if unaddressed, can lead to more serious mental health problems such as severe anxiety and depression, and we felt that women in particular were experiencing stressful situations in the workplace through not being listened to.
With our Finding Your Voice workshops, we hope to create a safe environment for local professional women to come together and share the experiences and challenges they face. By providing a haven where there is time and space to talk things through, we hope we’re doing our bit to keep everyone healthy in body and mind.
Coaching and Mental Health
Feeling alone in the decisions you make can be extremely stressful, and that’s why coaching is a great way of getting the support you need to help you achieve your potential in life. A trained coach will help you find out what is really important by listening to you, and also by helping you to listen to yourself. It is a very good way of boosting a healthy lifestyle in which ideas can be given a free airing and negative thoughts are not allowed to fester inside our brains, but are brought out into the open and dealt with, allowing people to move on in their lives.
Our women only sessions are helpful because they:
- Give a group experience where ideas can be shared
- Help with networking and forging friendships both in and out of the workplace
- Boost energy by enabling fellow women professionals to give constructive feedback. Because participants are not in the same workplace, they can look at challenges faced by others objectively and provide a valuable fresh perspective.