The One With The Trigger Warning (ft. Laura Capell-Abra)
In this episode we're joined by special guest Laura Capell-Abra, founder of Stress Matters. Together, we delve into a critical topic that often goes unaddressed – how to navigate the aftermath of a loss, specifically by suicide, within a team. We also talk about what you can do to support your teams mental health.Laura strongly believes that Success doesn't have to be Stressful. After working in the events industry for 17 years, running global event campaigns, writing the For Dummies guide to Event Management and running a successful agency, Laura experienced her fair share of stress and pressure.Going on a path of discovery and re-training, Laura set up coaching and development company No More Ifs Or Buts in 2016 to support creatively minded individuals to achieve more whilst working more effectively (and therefore less!).Following this, in 2019, Laura launched her second business, Stress Matters, a workplace wellbeing organisation, and now certified B Corporation, to support cultural change in workplaces around wellbeing.Take the How Well Is Your Workplace? QuizIf you're currently struggling, or know someone who is, don't be afraid to reach out for help.Samaritans. To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.- You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit some branches in person.- You can also call the Samaritans Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).SANEline. If you're experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline on 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day).National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK. - Offers a supportive listening service to anyone with thoughts of suicide.- You can call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK on 0800 689 5652 (6pm–3:30am every day).Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). - You can call the CALM on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) if you are struggling and need to talk.- Or if you prefer not to speak on the phone, you could try the CALM webchat service.Shout. - If you would prefer not to talk but want some mental health support, you could text SHOUT to 85258. - Shout offers a confidential 24/7 text service providing support if you are in crisis and need immediate help.Urgent mental health helplines (England only)If you live in England, you can call a local NHS urgent mental health helpline for support during a mental health crisis.- Anyone can call these helplines, at any time.Don't forget to subscribe or follow us on your podcast platform of choice so you don't miss an episode. Please share and review the show too - we'll plant a tree for every review we receive (see https://moretrees.eco)--------------------------------------You can submit your questions here https://bit.ly/3JUnQYp and the juiciest ones will be read out during each season.Any actions or risks are your own to take. You should seek legal advice before undertaking anything that may have consequences for yourself, your business, or your employees.