Being Heard Episode 14: Jo Hooper – Dealing With An Unhealthy Relationship With Work

After a slightly longer than planned hiatus, Being Heard is back! And I’m thrilled to be talking to Jo Hooper from @madandsadclub. Following recovery from her own mental health breakdowns back in 2018, Jo describes her ‘year of breakdowns’ as a trigger which planted the seed to change her working life and do something differently. She left her corporate job and has subsequently used her own experiences to carve out a new role. Working with companies to support their mental health practices and with individuals to help them figure out a way to work that allows them to manage their mental health and to stay healthy.

We don’t have to give up on wanting to feel successful just because we have, or are, struggling with our mental health.

What we talked about

  • Having healthy boundaries
  • Becoming over-efficient and over-focused as a coping mechanism
  • Symptoms of an unhealthy relationship with work
  • Thriving and not just surviving
  • The importance of training managers to support their teams regarding mental health
  • What to do if you’re struggling with your mental health but aren’t sure what to do next
  • Mental health action plans
  • Figuring out a way to work that allows you to manage your mental health and stay healthy

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Being Heard Podcast Episode 14 - Jo Hooper

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