YFM’s Perspective On Y To Focus On Mental Health At Work

Written by on 10th Sep 2020

YFM, Gauteng’s biggest youth station, will be addressing another important issue, Mental Health At Work.

The multi layered conversation will explore mental health within the work environment.

The conversation is set to explore navigating the workspace as a person suffering from a mental illness, possible stressors and triggers within the office building, making the office mental health friendly, taking leave for mental health related issues and what employers can put in place.

Mental and behavioural disorders are found in people of all regions, countries, and societies and this conversation will help listeners understand that it affects everyone, and it is okay to talk about it.

Another angle that will be discussed is the different institutions available to deal with mental health, whether through finding a job, carrying out stressful tasks, knowing when work is compromising one’s mental health and more.

Listeners will be guided through the conversation with notable guests, such as television host, actress, dancer, DJ and model, Lalla Hirayama. Lalla will be opening up about her struggle with panic disorder.

The most notable mental health conditions are bipolar disorder, depression, mood swings, schizophrenia, eating disorders, psychosis, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety and panic attacks.

Says producer and presenter of this episode of Perspective on Y, Mthaux, “I’m very excited to be exploring mental health at work as it is a struggle that stays top of mind for me, personally. As someone that suffers from ADHD and bipolar disorder, I go into the work environment with constant worry of being overwhelmed, lacking productivity and going into a space with many triggers. This conversation is going to enlighten the burden carried by those going through this journey and educate those who aren’t well versed on the subject.”

Perspective On Y is a fortnightly two-hour show that is produced by YFM content producers, who rotate on a monthly basis. The show stands out in its limitless way of sharing information and dares to be different.

Perspective On Y will be live on YFM, on Thursday 10 September from 7pm until 9pm.

Make sure to tune into tune into YFM on 99.2 or via streaming on www.yfm.co.za, the YFM app or DStv channel 859.


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