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Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace
Mental Health in the Workplace
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I'm Liam, I have PTSD, Depression & Anxiety, I work for Abstract Group and I'm proud to say I have become a Brand Ambassador for TriggerHub.

Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health in the Technology Sector

 

In our society, conditions like asthma, arthritis, cancer, and diabetes are openly discussed. People are comfortable sharing their experiences and seeking support for these physical health issues. However, when it comes to mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD, the conversation often stops. The stigma surrounding mental health issues is pervasive, leading to fear of judgment and misunderstanding.



The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

Mental health is just as crucial as physical health, yet it is often shrouded in silence. This silence can be particularly detrimental in high-stress environments like the technology sector. Tech professionals frequently face intense workloads, tight deadlines, and the pressure to constantly innovate, all of which can contribute to mental health challenges.

For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with my mental health. It wasn’t until my 32nd year that I felt able to speak up and push against social boundaries. I decided to challenge the stigma and help those around me. Reflecting on my past, I recall how I wasn’t ashamed to share when I broke a bone at 7 or had my tonsils removed at 12. Why should sharing mental health struggles be any different?

TriggerHub: A Beacon of Hope

In my journey to break the stigma, I discovered TriggerHub through Chloe. I am proud to use their service and believe that their unique selling point—leveraging lived experiences—is crucial in combating stigma and challenging outdated societal values. Lived experience involves personal, first hand knowledge and understanding gained through one's life experiences. Utilising this, people feel less alone, knowing that others have been through similar struggles. It reduces embarrassment, shame, stigma, and procrastination while fostering hope and inspiration.

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Liam Sanders & Chloe Darker



Mental Health in the Workplace

The technology sector, with its rapid pace and high demands, can be a breeding ground for mental health issues. Burnout, anxiety, and depression are common, yet many suffer in silence. Companies need to recognise the importance of mental health and create supportive environments where employees feel safe to share their struggles. Platforms like TriggerHub play a vital role in this by promoting mental well-being and offering resources that help end the stigma.

 

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According to a report by Oracle, 76% of workers believe their company should be doing more to support the mental health of their workforce. However, while many organisations want to help employees constructively address mental health in the workplace, they often don’t know where to start. 



Joining the Movement

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health, but the dialogue around mental health needs to be more open and accepting. As I embark on my personal challenge to break the stigma around mental health, I invite you to join me. I am starting my journey with TriggerHub as a Brand Ambassador, an opportunity I’m very proud to have. 

Platforms like TriggerHub aren’t a magical cure, but they are a vital part of ending the stigma and promoting better mental well-being across organizations. To learn more, keep following me, feel free to drop me a message, and make sure to check out TriggerHub.com.

By sharing my story and advocating for mental health awareness, I hope to inspire others in the technology sector and beyond to speak up and seek the help they need. Mental health is a critical component of overall well-being, and it’s time we start treating it as such.

 


Thanks to Nik, Jessica, Chloe, and the team at TriggerHub for this opportunity.
Together, we can create a world where mental health is discussed as openly and comfortably as physical health. Let’s break the silence, challenge the stigma, and support each other in our mental health journeys.

 

If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health difficulties, please seek help; if you are at immediate risk of harm, contact emergency services or Samaritans.

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