You will have heard about this condition before, but what is ‘burnout’? The World Health Organisation recognised it as an ‘occupational phenomenon’ in 2019. It is described as a state of both mental and physical exhaustion. Long-term work stress and working in a physically or emotionally draining role for a long period of time is a key factor. What are the common signs of burnout? There are several signs relating to burnout, and these include: Feeling tired or drained A feeling of helplessness and defeat Self-doubt Feeling overwhelmed Having a cynical or negative outlook Unless the underlying issues causing burnout…
Occupational Health for your workforce
As many businesses do not have the need for a full time occupational health provision, often this is dealt with on an ad-hoc basis. The business would pay for the services of an occupational health specialist as and when they need to do so.
When Counselling and Psychotherapy can help
There are a number of reasons that might drive you to seeking counselling or psychotherapy. If you are experiencing any number of difficult and distressing events in your life then counselling may provide you a really helpful solution. Life events that may result in you looking at Counselling or Psychotherapy: Bereavement • divorce • health issues • employment concerns • debt issues Sometimes there is no specific one “reason” but you might just be suffering with underlying feelings of anxiety or dissatisfaction with life. You may feel isolated and have no one else to talk to. Even if you have…
What does psychiatric or mental health cover refer to on your private medical insurance policy?
When you buy a private medical insurance policy, mental health cover is certainly worth thinking about because we never know what the future holds. Not everyone wants to have cover for psychiatric claims but if you have close family members who suffer with mental health issues then it could be worth considering.