It’s impossible to generalise of this subject as there are so many variables within individuals, however, on the assumption that those who are able have devised coping mechanisms for the general regular day-to-day situations in which we find ourselves and work out new ones for new situations.
Now add the effects of Covid and these assumptions are far less secure. The conditions in which we have and now find ourselves in are unknown, the pre worked out coping mechanisms which automatically engaged are not necessarily there or indeed viable. All we know is that we have to find ways to cope if possible. Individuals need to be very robust and secure to even have a reasonable chance of managing this, if we’re not, it can be much more problematic. I would say that most people I speak to both in a professional capacity, family and friends are finding life difficult. A significant proportion are finding life very hard.
Wellbeing, having been a concept with limited uptake until recently is now mainstream. Everyone is talking about it. It has always been mainstream at Cambridgeshire Workplace Chaplaincy. Wellbeing in the workplace is very important for so many obvious reasons. Our objectives have always been to support employees, employers and those who run their own businesses with particular care for those who work alone.
We all need support at different times in our lives, from being able to talk through a problem through to structured therapy and professional help. Our strengths are that we know about many of the difficulties people feel in the workplace, sometimes people find it hard to reveal the difficulty to their colleagues and management. The sole self-employed often find it extremely difficult to seek assistance.
That’s why we are here and that’s why we’ve set up the wellbeing hub, please use it and please make suggestions for additions.