Stress and separation

one of the biggest stressors of everyday life – second only to bereavement in terms of its impact on mental health – remains side-lined. Divorce and separation is typically seen as off limits by HR and wellbeing professionals despite longitudinal research showing that up to half of people separating could be at risk of clinical depression.

How we respond to events is key to owning and managing our levels of stress - it is not the event that troubles us but our reaction to it. Here is a great practical example of adopting a different approach to one of the most stressful events any of us go through, family breakdown. Traditional approaches too often exacerbate the inevitable stress. An approach based on lawyer supported mediation should reduce that stress, result in a better outcome for the family concerned and be a win win all round. A timely reminder in MHAW.

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