At this moment in time, there are world events – ongoing conflicts, unfolding conflicts, the aftermath of natural disasters etc – that may be impacting your colleagues’ mental health.
Beyond the anxiety we may feel whilst watching the news/seeing these events unfold on social media (which can also feel extremely overwhelming – please do check out these helpful suggestions on managing news-related anxiety here), there will be individuals with a very personal stake in these occurrences, who are directly affected, or have loved ones caught up in events that are politically charged.
This toolkit aims to guide you through offering affected teammates some gentle support though potentially charged and distressing times. Though it is not our job, nor could we begin to, offer any solutions, we can check-in with our colleagues, offer a shoulder to lean or cry on, and be sensitive to their situation.
If you are looking for ways to support the mental wellbeing of your teams, please do reach out to us here. Or if you, or someone you know, needs immediate support with their mental health, do consider getting in touch with one of the organisations listed on our crisis resources page.