In this video from Computer Weekly’s annual diversity and inclusion in tech event, in partnership with Spinks, a panel discuss how to support people’s mental health in the tech-driven workplace.
Maintaining good mental health during the coronavirus outbreak has been difficult, with many feeling more anxious and stressed as the pandemic threatens jobs and lives. In some cases, especially in the tech sector, it has disrupted work-life balance, especially while technology teams are increasingly relied upon to keep companies functioning outside of the office. All while trying to stay calm during a global pandemic.
Suggestions such as ensuring communication, encouraging work-life balance, having empathy for colleagues and keeping focused on bodily health are all good ways people can ensure they are keeping an eye on their mental health, alongside strategies such as maintaining a normal working routine and trying to emulate normal working life through changing out of pyjamas or pretending to commute to the office.
When discussing mental health at work, individuals are often tasked with managing their mental wellbeing, but companies can help too. What can organisations and colleagues do to support those struggling with their mental wellbeing, and promote good practices for their employees, especially in a time of uncertainty?
Some of the questions asked, and the advice given:
What can organisations and colleagues do to advocate for those struggling with their mental health during the pandemic?
How can companies and individuals look after their mental health when working from home via technology can create an ongoing pressure to be “always on”?
Is it important to have an official process in place for supporting mental health in an organisation?
How can people approach those who are behaving differently and might be suffering from a mental health issue?
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