The CIPR Local Public Services produced a report in 2015 which highlighted the need for support and organisations to build-in greater resilience for communications practitioners often continuously dealing with difficult issues, high demands and major shortages in resources and staffing. The group’s work continues to highlight many of the recommendations from the ‘Influence for Impact‘ report
In a project with other organisations promoting wellness for practitioners working in digital, a list is being curated of useful online resources. If you can add to this resource, do make contact.
Highlight your examples of positive workplace practice
The CIPR-hosted chat on Twitter in May 2018 in support of Mental Health Awareness Week explored a number of topics including:
- given the reported increase in mental health conditions among public relations professionals, is PR becoming more stressful or are we more comfortable talking about the issue?
- what practical action can line managers take to support the mental wellbeing of employees?
- how can PR professionals help remove the stigma of mental health?
- what advice can you share for those currently living with a mental health condition?
The CIPR LPS Group would welcome responses from those in or working with public services to highlight positive approaches to mental health in the workplace.
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