Conversations on the Couch – The Perils of Planning Latest Video by Gab Carlton and Rob Sams. See the whole series HERE In risk and safety, and in life, we do a lot of planning. This can include things safety management plans, daily work plans and in life we are planning all the time - what to … [Read more...] about The Perils Of Planning
The message here is so simple yet contradicts orthodox and contemporary safety education, training and practice: “telling is more risky than asking”, "We see ‘asking’ as a ‘weakness’ or being ‘ignorant’ so we avoid it" The Art of Humble Inquiry as a Pathway to Safety Improvement I was chatting with … [Read more...] about The Art of Humble Inquiry as a Pathway to Safety Improvement
Mental Health and the Safety Habitus How is the safety industry equipped to tackle the challenges of mental health? What assumptions about personhood and ‘mind’ dominate the safety sector? Do these assumptions help or hinder an holistic approach to tackling mental health at work? These questions … [Read more...] about Mental Health and the Safety Habitus
Social Resilience Today’s drop with Matt Thorne from RiskDiversity, Dave Whitefield from Semiosphere and Andrew Thornhill from Clarity Enabled, Episode 5 “Social Resilience” with Gabrielle Carlton, Head of Workplace Wellbeing & Education at Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT) “Sometimes … [Read more...] about Social Resilience
All Care and No Care! Time and time again we are bombarded with articles and ‘research’ prescribing how to be more resilient. I came across this article the other day about care workers and resilience (https://hellocaremail.com.au/resilience-aged-care-workers-caring-people-living-dementia/) that … [Read more...] about All Care and No Care!
You Are Not Alone! Did you realize that loneliness is at epidemic proportions? (https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/modern-mentality/201807/what-you-need-know-about-the-loneliness-epidemic). Why is this so? In a society infused with social media where people have hundreds of ‘friends’ and … [Read more...] about You Are Not Alone!
What’s Your Resilience Profile? Is resilience an individual problem or a social issue? Social resilience implies that resilience is everybody’s business. Unless we look at resilience from a social and collective focus it will always be about ‘pulling your self up from your own boot straps’, … [Read more...] about What’s Your Resilience Profile?
Humans Don’t Bounce! We can’t measure resilience and neither should we! It’s absurd to think that we can somehow quantify a persons struggle or crisis and condense it down to a ‘helpful’ number. Yet this is what I find all the time with my research in resilience. ‘How to Guides’ on building, … [Read more...] about Humans Don’t Bounce!
‘Care-ology’ in the work place! In the wake of yet more attacks in Paris, Lebanon, Belgium I cannot but feel the fatigue and tension as the world waits. Yet in amongst it all we see (in the news) and hear (in the media) moments of compassion. When everything else is taken away we become humane, … [Read more...] about ‘Care-ology’ in the work place!
We are in Control and Other Such Delusions! First published August 2014, republished by request It was sad to hear about the death of the genius man, Robin Williams. It was even sadder to hear the reason why. This is a man many of us have followed, watched, laughed with, cried with and grown up … [Read more...] about We are in Control and Other Such Delusions!