Covid-19 and Mental Health
Let’s not forget Employees without children in our efforts to support people working from home.
Organisational Psychologist, Dr Melrona Kirrane of the DCU Business school has advised that HR Managers need to be extra vigilant when it comes to the Mental Health of their teams during the Pandemic. Dr Kirrane recommended the CIPD’s guides on how to pick up on signals of employees who might be encountering mental health difficulties. The Guide to Mental Health’ lists “lone working” as a potential workplace trigger for distress. She said much focus has been given to parents working from home who have childcare responsibilities but not much attention has been given to people without children, “who can struggle as well.”