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.
Offshore workers often face long trips away from home missing family and friends.
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.
After consulting with nearly 1,000 risk professionals across 75 countries worldwide and drawing upon insights from the Workforce Resilience Council and International SOS, the results are in.
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.
Fugro is transforming its business through a shift to remote and autonomous vessels, with the aim of accelerating decision making – while also cutting emissions.
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?
Litter picking has saved the lives of people suffering with mental health problems during the pandemic, says Mike Scotland.
Like our physical health, we all have mental health, and occasionally, one or both may suffer. One in four people in Scotland are estimated to be affected by mental health problems. With the challenges faced over the past year, that figure is likely to be significantly higher, thus presenting an opportunity for business leaders to demonstrate authentic leadership as we prepare to go back to the workplace.
Mental health has always been tough to tackle, in part because of stigmas around it. Energy Voice sat down with Texo commercial director, Steve Johnson, to try and get some insights into the company’s approach and how this ties into the broader changes in the energy sector.
An offshore worker wears a hard hat for a reason.
A new report has highlighted mental health as an increasing concern for the North-sea energy sector’s workforce.
A former oil communications advisor has taken a “leap of faith” during the pandemic on a career in health and fitness.
The fatal Germanwings 9525 plane crash in the French Alps is bringing action on mental health for oil and gas helicopter pilots, a top UK boss has said.
International SOS explores how a culture that promotes health and wellbeing will better protect your workforce
COVID-19 has had a terrible impact on society’s physical health.
Energy Voice article – The Human Cost of Covid and Commodity Price Crash
Mental health awareness has had an increasing profile in the energy sector over recent years. Perhaps now, more than ever, maintaining good mental health is particularly challenging, with fears of redundancy, furloughing and family ill-health all posing a potential distraction from safe operations.
Thousands of people have lost their jobs in the UK oil industry in the last few months.
An oil worker who helped oversee construction of BP’s Clair Ridge and Equinor’s giant Aasta Hansteen installation is now building up a new mental health platform for the industry.