Perhaps you saw it in a news thread. The woman who messaged her workplace to say that she was taking a couple of days of to focus on her mental wellbeing? It would be surprising if you didn’t hear about it because her message, and more importantly, her boss’s response went viral.
“I’m taking today and tomorrow to focus on my mental health,’she wrote. “Hopefully I’ll be back next week refreshed and back to 100%.”
The company CEO saw the message and replied; “You are an example to us all, and help cut through the stigma so we can all bring our whole selves to work.”
The change in attitudes toward mental health problems means that more people might be able to do this. A lot of people are doing that already. Figures show that one in every five Australians took time off in the 12 months for reasons of their mental health issues.
Not all mental health problems can be fixed by just talking time away from work. We all know that if we are sick and just take sick leave, it doesn’t mean we will get well. The same applies to mental health. If you take time out, it might be necessary to use that time for an intensive course of therapy.
Retreat South can offer that. We work with you from the moment you contact us to put together a treatment that is tailored to your situation.
So, if you are thinking talking some time out for your mental wellbeing, think of spending it at Retreat South.