This book has been put together by experts in the field of mental health, and associated fields, whom have been carefully chosen to share their insights on a specific knowledge area with you. A golden thread that runs through all these chapters is that each and every contributor is passionate about what they do, and in so doing passionate in sharing their knowledge and experience with you in their unique way. There is much to be done in the field of mental health as yet.

Mental Health in the Workplace consists of 3 parts:

Part 1: Mental health in the workplace: Understanding the current context and what has given rise to this increasing concern

Part 2: Mental health is not an island: Wellbeing is holistic and has multiple dimensions

Part 3: Coping mechanisms: Towards a way forward with mental health

We cannot ignore the fact the context of the pandemic has changed our lives as we once knew it to be. The book starts off with a positioning of the current context and why a spotlight has been placed on mental health. Part 1 focuses largely on how the workplace has responded to the mental health pandemic, what trends we are seeing now and what we can expect to see post pandemic, and some of the major contributors to mental health concerns in the workplace. Included are the common manifestations of mental illnesses which is only one component of the mental health topic as positioned in this book.


“This book provides a fascinating description of the multiple impacts of the global pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of the workforce.”

Andrew Davies, CEO, ICAS International

“This book could not have been published at a more pertinent time. This must-read will enable you to improve your understanding of mental health in the current context, develop insights into holistic approaches and frameworks to address it, and it provides tips and tools on how to cope with mental health in the context of the future world of work and further unknown complexities that might still lie ahead for us.”

Dr Shirley Zinn, Chair and Non-Executive Director on multiple Boards


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