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Welcome to my sanctuary of thoughts and reflections! Based on mental health and mental illness topics, along with a few personal stories, this is my space to share knowledge and insight that might resonate with you.

Burnout is real

Burnout has always been poorly understood in the world of work,  Many people believe it's nothing more than an excuse for laziness.  Those that perhaps believe in it at least a little bit think of it as simply extreme fatigue.  But there's much more to it than just...

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Stress Management in the Corporate World

I developed and facilitated my first stress management course in 1988 as part of my training as an Occupational Therapist at UCT.  A great deal has changed since then, and that was before the current challenges of Covid 19. New version If you are a working person and...

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An Employee’s right to return to work

An Employee’s right to return to work

What happens when an employee feels able to return to work after a long absence, but their employer feels that they can’t? I had assessed someone who had been on extended sick leave for eight months, motivated by her employer. She had received no form of income from any source at this time. Her financial means were dire to the extent that the bank repossessed her car. She couldn’t afford to feed her children. She had become reliant on donations and loans from family and friends.

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