In this episode Olivia talks to Amanda, a Leeds-based Counsellor & Psychotherapist, about work related stress, how it manifests itself, what the causes may be, and ultimately what we can do to manage it. It's a really interesting & helpful discussion that we hope will spark thoughts, conversations & actions about improving workplace wellbeing in your own lives.
In our first episode, we (Gill, Lizzie & Olivia - the dream-team that runs Phoenix Health and Wellbeing) talk about the anxiety that came with returning to work after lockdown.
We share our experiences of life at our busy social enterprise pre-lockdown, how we adapted our services & ways of working during the initial stages of being at home, and finally how we felt when it was finally time to come back to work.
By being honest and open about the good and bad experiences, we hope that you won't feel alone. Feeling anxious isn't a pleasant thing, but it's OK to talk about it - you may find it reassuring discovering how many others have experienced it too. As we learnt in this podcast, it really does turn up in the most unexpected places.
And if we're really lucky, maybe we'll even make you laugh!!
When we're at Phoenix, our staff and volunteers are always sharing what they've been thinking about and exploring through their therapies. There's a real buzz about the place, and we learn a lot from our chats.
The idea of doing a "Feel-Good Chats" podcast came at the start of lockdown when we were missing talking to everyone. We wanted an excuse to talk as much as we could! However, we were busy working through all sorts of changes that meant our podcast got put further and further down the to-do list.
Now we've re-opened and have had time to gather our thoughts, we're ready to go!
Grab a brew, have us on in the background, anything goes. We'll be chatting openly and honestly about mental health, workplace wellbeing and more.
So here is our Intro episode - we'd love you to join us!