29-08-2019 09:51 AM
Work life can mean very different things for different people, it might be about future goal setting to return to work, it might mean adjusting expecations wherever you are at or it could be looking at the role you are in and managing your wellbeing. In this Topic Tuesday we will be covering a broad range of topic areas to gain each others insights, strategies and tips to apply to a variety of circumstances!
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17-09-2019 07:00 PM - edited 17-09-2019 07:01 PM
For tonights topic Tuesday we are looking at work and mental health. Some of us may currently be working in a paid position, some may be volunterring, some of us may not be working and some of us may be working out their next steps around their work goals. Hopefully no matter where you are at, you find something useful tonight.
Tonights group discussion will be around things like transferable skills, goals, interview tips and a few other things for us to all share our knowledge and experiences to help each other. I'm here to faciliate and prompt questions for us all to share thoughts, ideas and strategies on! I'll also share some resources at the end of the night. If you are having trouble at any point and find that you feel triggered by this topic, please engage in self care and reach out to a helpline - there are a few listed when you scroll up at the right hand side of the page 😊
To start us off can you let me know what does ‘work life’ mean to you at the moment?
17-09-2019 07:02 PM
17-09-2019 07:05 PM
Hello @Lauz xx
My Mr shaz says that everyone wants to feel wanted with work but most times he finds it soo hard to work
We are self employed, and most times it is hard
17-09-2019 07:07 PM
17-09-2019 07:10 PM
Hi @Lauz I’m sure I pressed support button but nit tagged. Anywayus it ok to join in
17-09-2019 07:11 PM
Hi @CheerBear thanks for joining us! Being a mum is definately a job in a lot of ways (although a very loved, meaningful and valuable one!) Great to hear that you are taking some steps back by entering into some volunteer work too 👍
17-09-2019 07:12 PM
Mr shaz says it is hard and stressful do quotes and jobs and which jobs to do @Lauz
17-09-2019 07:13 PM
Just over two years ago I took a break from work. Was meant to be for 2 weeks. Two and a bit years later I still cannot work.
My work now consists of school run and 'mum duties'
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