This Episode: HR Mental Wellbeing Report 2024 – with Dr Jo Burrell

Lucinda talks to Dr. Jo Burrell from Ultimate Resilience about the findings of a report on HR wellbeing, highlighting the concerning statistics showing high levels of depression, anxiety, burnout symptoms, and low wellbeing among HR professionals.

Lucinda and Jo delve into the challenges faced by HR professionals, the lack of support systems within the profession, and the importance of setting boundaries and prioritising self-care

Key Takeaways

  • Prioritise your well-being and set boundaries to prevent burnout.
  • Recognise the importance of self-awareness and monitor early warning signs of stress.
  • Challenge the culture of silence by opening up conversations about mental well-being.
  • Role model good well-being behaviors to inspire others to do the same.
  • Seek support, value yourself, and do not put yourself at the back of the queue for self-care.

Best Moments

“ So why aren’t we valued? Is it that what we do isn’t seen? Are we not sharing what’s being done?”

“It’s having that proactive approach I think that’s crucial, really

“What we found was a significantly high number of people experiencing symptoms of depression. So we found 46% of our respondents met the clinical threshold for depression”

“I think there’s a culture that is about, you know, head down and carry on. That’s the general message.”

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About The Guest, Dr Jo Burrell

Dr Jo Burrell is a clinical psychologist, coach and researcher. Following a 20 -year career as a clinician and leader within the NHS, she co-founded Ultimate Resilience (UR) whose mission is to support employees and organisations to banish burnout and build resilience through evidence-based psychological insights. To date, UR’s multi award-winning training and coaching have helped thousands of people in over 70 companies worldwide to achieve lasting wellbeing and resilience.

Jo regularly shares her psychological expertise at speaking events and on podcasts. She is also actively engaged in advancing the academic field of workplace wellbeing through research projects and published articles.

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About The Host

Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles. Lucinda, for over 10 years as CEO of Actus Software has worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. Certainly, it was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

“If you look up, you rise up”

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