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Worried about a colleague’s mental wellbeing? Logo cgma

  Jessica Hubbard |   Free |   Aug 2020 |   FM magazine

A clinical psychologist discusses how to approach a colleague you are concerned about, as well as how to provide ongoing support.

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: People: Influence, Advanced
  • Management accounting: Leadership: Coaching & mentoring, Advanced

1 Comments/Reflections

Toh Goh

Toh Goh Dec 2020

From my own experience the occasional on -screen one to one meeting as though you are in the office helps a lot.

Sending Birthday and/or Christmas wishes or gifts and/or cards shows you care and remember a colleague.

Inviting conversations on personal matters and also informing your colleague casually that you are present all the time even out of office hours for a little chat goes a long way. Enquiring on the loved and close ones of your colleagues would foster a closer relationship and indirectly can get the colleague to open up and speak to you as it may be part of their wellbeing/ cause of behaviour.

A remote pub quiz session with all the colleagues goes a long way from personal experience.