How to deal with a personal crisis at work

Familiarise yourself with existing policies and decide how much you're comfortable sharing
by Bethan Rees

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Stressful life events that lead to a personal crisis could happen to anyone in the workplace and can distract us from our jobs. A blog for First Practice Management by Lisa Wainwright says, "As the boundaries between work and personal life blur, sharing personal issues at work has become more and more common." She cites a report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, which highlights eight key areas where employees could need support. These are long-term illness; domestic violence; caring responsibilities; addiction; bereavement; divorce; debt; and miscarriage.
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Published: 23 Oct 2020
  • Soft Skills
  • personal crisis
  • mental health
  • leadership
  • Career advice

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