Digital Download with Paul Sutton

Digital Download with Paul Sutton

Is Digital Connectivity Bad for our Mental Health? [rebroadcast]

October 10, 2021

The last two years are starting to take their toll on us. Stories of struggling with the relentlessness of social and economic unrest are common, and motivation can be harder to come by than a full tank of petrol at the moment. On World Mental Health Day, we take a look at how those in marketing communications are particularly vulnerable.

We're all hyper-connected. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, TikTok and dozens of other apps compete for our attention on a daily basis. Those working in the communications industry are, arguably, more exposed than most given the nature of our jobs. So what affect is this having on us?

This is a special episode of the Digital Download Podcast originally recorded for Mental Health Awareness Week in 2019. I chat to Leanne Ehren and Alistair Beech, two communications professionals who have not only openly talked about their mental health issues, but who have campaigned to improve mental wellbeing in the workplace. We discuss the challenges of working in communications and ways that individuals and companies can address the issues.
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