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Working Mums: Mental health at work in the wake of Covid


Dame Carol Black, Patron of the Women’s Leadership Centre and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge Judge Business School, speaks about the latest trends in mental health at work and about the longer-term impact of Covid.

“The best way to get those with mental health issues into work, or to stay there, is to have empathetic leadership and people-centred managers who personalise their approach. Once this is done then employers need to have available interventions that have the best chance of working, i.e. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Employee Assistance Programmes and peer support. Employers need to beware of plastering over the cracks with nice but not sustainable interventions.” Carol says.

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