Time to talk day

Today is difficult, there is so much going on, so much uncertainty. I am not in control of what is happening, to myself or to others and I am really struggling.

It’s also Time to Talk day – and I feel a degree of guilt for not coming clean about my mental health struggles with those who work with me, I think we are all struggling, but no one will say anything, it’s a sign of weakness and right now weakness is not tolerated.

As a leader and manager I wonder if I bear some responsibility for that culture, after all I cannot tolerate what I see as my own weakness in this, though I do see it differently when others are struggling.

The next months are going to be tough, I don’t know if I am up to handling it.

As much as I hate to admit it, it really is too much just now.



One thought on “Time to talk day

  1. Ben Naga says:

    One practice I have used as a team manager is to start each weekly team meeting going round the circle, with each person sharing where they are at, including myself obviously 🙂 This allows each person to be as timid or as bold as they feel is safe. One variation is to ask each person to share with the rest of the group the best thing and the worst thing for them in the past week. Once again each person will determine what they feel safe revealing. Over time, this builds trust and mutual support within an ongoing work group.

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