When it comes to talking - there's talking, and there's really talking, isn't there?
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Rose is Head of Communications at Fika Mental Fitness. She is a trained journalist, with 12 years' experience working in PR and communications. Rose is fascinated by psychology, behavioural science and neuroscience, has a degree in English Literature from the University of Bristol, and is a qualified yoga teacher.
When it comes to important conversations - don't underestimate the power of active listening.
"Your mental health is within your control."
"You have the power to change it."
How often have we all heard this message? And yet really taking our mental health into our own hands eludes so many of us.
I'd been told returning from maternity leave would be challenging ... but no one could have prepared me for how tough it would be.
It's a rollercoaster of guilt, anxiety, fear and grief at leaving your baby with someone else ... all interspersed with excitement and a forgotten sense of freedom.
There's an intellectual shift in gears which brings real feelings of inadequacy as you push yourself to speed up. Meanwhile, juggling childcare with work check-ins can leave you frazzled and feeling on the back foot.