Those attending the landmark Offshore Europe conference in Aberdeen this week are being urged to keep the mental health of workers at the forefront of their minds.
Fifty years ago, Offshore Europe first came to Aberdeen, and this month, the world renowned exhibition and conference marks its special 50th birthday.
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Having worked in the hospitality industry for nearly 22 years now, one of the biggest things I have struggled with throughout the pandemic - and still on the odd occasion to this day - is working from home.
Finding out that I was going to be a parent for the first time is one of my happiest memories, but when you take a step back to digest what this means and how it will change your life it can also be very daunting.
It's not every day, or any old occasion, that sees me happily bundle myself up the A90 to Aberdeen at 6 am on a cold, periodically snowy, morning in April.
It follows an IADC study which found 40% of offshore workers had experienced suicidal thoughts while on duty
From my own experience, after my close friend Alan tragically died by suicide in 2021, I know a person’s mental health struggles can be both visible and invisible at the same time and how devastating the impact can be for them and for their loved ones.
When we make up our mind on something or someone, we set our focus on our decision, and subconsciously, we seek validation for this opinion, therefore believing we are correct.
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A new report prepared by North Sea drilling contractors calls for “lasting and meaningful” change to how the offshore industry deals with the mental health of its workforce.
How we talk about mental health has drastically changed in recent years.
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As we come to the end of another year, it seems 2022 has been one that has gone full speed, with so many people sharing it’s as if the year has been condensed.
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This month, millions of people around the world observed World Mental Health Day, supporting its 2022 theme of making mental health for all a global priority.
When the opportunity to write this piece came about, I jumped at the chance. Not only because I feel strongly about the importance of our mental health for our daily wellbeing, but because I’ve been delving deeper and deeper into this area personally over the last 10-12 years, trying to expand my knowledge and awareness about why I have behaved, reacted or felt the way I have to certain situations throughout my life. Exploring why I have felt the way I have has been an interesting ride – and it’s not been easy. Confronting yourself is always more difficult than confronting others and being someone who is an avid avoider of confrontation that is saying something!
Do you ever doubt your skills, talents, or accomplishments, or are you afraid of being exposed as a fraud, despite external evidence of your competence? Have you ever thought “I’ll be found out and they’ll see I don’t deserve this”?
Success is where people love to work, and where we work and what success looks like, is different for all of us. So how, as leaders, do we support our people’s mental health in a hybrid and hyper-connected world?
Mental health affects everyone, excessive pressures at work can have negative impacts on anyone at any time, leading to illness or conditions. It also affects the organisation, in the form of absenteeism, accidents, productivity, and costs. Therefore, it would make sense for organisations to manage those excessive pressures rather than simply treat symptoms, so why don’t they?
No matter where in the world and what you have been doing for the past two years, things have been a frenzy of challenges for us to deal with.
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We’ve made it to 2022, it’s easy to think 'how are we still in this situation!?' You could be forgiven for feeling like 2021 almost didn’t happen. That old saying ‘two steps forward three steps back’ comes to mind. But it’s more important than ever to focus on your own mental wellbeing and for companies to focus on employee metal health and wellbeing now.
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I'm sure that anyone reading this article will agree that there is still a long way to go in terms of removing the stigma around Mental Health. We know and understand that mental health difficulties can be supported and treated. So why are we typically so slow to ask for the help that we need?