With the new year around the corner, will your workplace change next year to be more inclusive and supportive of better mental health action in the workplace?
What are you grateful for? Do you know how to cultivate gratitude in your life?
With upcoming holidays and end of the year reflection, feeling appreciation and being thankful tend to be on our minds – well at least for me. It has been a long, challenging and roller coaster year, especially with COVID-19 pandemic, and it can be tough to see the ‘good’ over the ‘bad.’
Unaddressed mental health issues have been weighing on the young generation well before the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns. An estimated 13% of 10-19-year-olds live with a diagnosed mental disorder globally.
ONLY 2% of government health budgets are allocated to mental health spending globally, (UNICEF)
Can technology help to meet the mental health needs of the young (next) generation?
Recent news of $1.7 billion of student loans will be forgiven of US Public Service Workers and Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen providing testimony to US Senate Commerce Committee show an opportunity for better engagement to help the next generation through financial and technological efforts.
COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns about mental health impact among everyone especially children and young adults. As we lead to the World Mental Health Day (Oct 10), let’s discuss latest thought leadership and global mental health reports this week.
Today’s discussion question:
How can healthcare and technology help to meet the mental health needs of the young generation?
With World Mental Health Day coming up, we should be pushing towards a fairer and healthier world. One way is not dismissing the great impact caused by COVID-19 pandemic on our mental health. Making mental health days “normal” in the workplace will go a long way to improve the workforce and its productivity as more and more industries re-open.
Have you considered moving during the COVID-19 pandemic due to your local government’s response and/or local community’s caseload? Will FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer / BioNTech SE vaccine play a factor in the shift of US?
COVID-19 stress among front-liners continues to build around the world. In UK, more than 4 in 10 from a survey of 600,000 NHS workers staff had reported being made ill with stress in the past year.
Mental Health Matters – you hear me say it all the time but how much self assessment have you done with yourself during the coronavirus pandemic?