Mental Health and the Safety Habitus

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 ought to be of great concern to anyone in …

All Care and No Care!

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 highlighted the traits a care worker needs in order to ‘care’. This came to my focus because a …

You Are Not Alone!

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 Instagram followers people are more lonely than ever. Is this an individual problem or a social problem? Slater tells us that we inadvertently …

What’s Your Resilience Profile?

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’, ‘toughen up’ or ‘try harder’. Most approaches to resilience …

Humans Don’t Bounce!

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, getting or striving …