I was thinking yesterday that we are very good at managing exposure to certain health & safety risks, but more often than not these are the physical ones, like for example when people use vibrating hand tools at work (I'm not being rude here but it did make me laugh), or drive for a long time.
How do we get our exposure to the contributors to mental health conditions noticed, recorded and acknowledged in the same way?
I've spoken to a lot of people recently who sound like they are close to burn out, under enormous pressure and clearly stressed and suffering - do we spot this, do we know it, how can we prevent it.
If we are doing some work with a vibrating tool and need to finish it by the end of the day but have reached safe exposure levels we stop. If we need to get something somewhere in a truck but we've reached safe driving time we stop.
Do we do the same with our minds?
Answers on a postcard please
Take Care, have a good day, sending you positive vibes
Mr Paul Wyse