Speakers: Laura Nelson

  • Laura Nelson: Easing the anxious mind: dealing with anxiety in the workplace

    Laura Nelson: Easing the anxious mind: dealing with anxiety in the workplace

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speaker: Laura Nelson

    July 6, 2018 — 40% of disability worldwide is due to depression & anxiety. However, there’s still so much stigma surrounding the issue, that it rarely gets discussed. This has resulted in people with anxiety feeling like they have to suffer in silence, and employers not fully understanding the condition. Laura will share her personal experience of dealing with an anxiety disorder and how it impacted her working life. By openly discussing this issue, she hopes to diffuse some common misunderstandings of the condition, give practical advice on how anxiety sufferers can help themselves and what workplaces can do to support this, and give people the confidence to communicate mental health issues.

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  • Laura Nelson: Easing the anxious mind: dealing with anxiety in the workplace

    Laura Nelson: Easing the anxious mind: dealing with anxiety in the workplace

    WordCamp Brighton 2017Speaker: Laura Nelson

    February 20, 2018 — It’s estimated that 1 in 6 people in the UK suffers from ongoing anxiety problems. However, there’s still so much stigma surrounding the issue, that it rarely gets discussed openly. This has resulted in people with anxiety feeling like they have to suffer in silence, and employers not fully understanding the condition.

    In Laura’s talk, she’ll share her personal experience of dealing with an anxiety disorder and how it impacted her working life. By openly discussing this issue, she hopes to diffuse some common misunderstandings of the condition, share some tips on how anxiety sufferers can help themselves and what workplaces can do to be supportive of them, and give people the confidence to communicate mental health issues.