Rethinking Leadership in the Face of Mental Ilness

I attended a “Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace” lunch this week with colleagues from across London.  The lunch was to raise awareness and help managers identify mental illness in the workplace.  The presenters shared a distressing statistic from a 2014 Mind report that, “40 percent of employers view workers with mental health problems … Continued

About Erin Hallett

Erin Hallett is a higher education professional living in London. Originally from Victoria, British Columbia she moved to London in 2015 to pursue her dream of an international career. Erin is passionate about writing and hopes to use her voice to raise awareness for mental health issues.


Don’t Worry

What is the difference between stress and anxiety? Anxiety UK describes stress as, “…the feelings that people experience when the demands made on them are greater than their ability to cope.”   They describe Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) as, “..the thing that .makes GAD different from “normal worry” is that the worry is prolonged (it lasts … Continued

About Erin Hallett

Erin Hallett is a higher education professional living in London. Originally from Victoria, British Columbia she moved to London in 2015 to pursue her dream of an international career. Erin is passionate about writing and hopes to use her voice to raise awareness for mental health issues.


Mental Health in the Workplace

World Mental Health Day was observed last week with the theme of mental health in the workplace.  The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that, “Work is good for mental health but a negative working environment can lead to physical and mental health problems.” They also report that “Depression and anxiety have a significant economic impact; … Continued

About Erin Hallett

Erin Hallett is a higher education professional living in London. Originally from Victoria, British Columbia she moved to London in 2015 to pursue her dream of an international career. Erin is passionate about writing and hopes to use her voice to raise awareness for mental health issues.


Managing my Health Anxiety Symptoms

I am an intelligent person who doesn’t want to die.  So why do I suffer from such an illogical form of mental illness? Health anxiety isn’t just a matter of worrying more about real, or perceived medical conditions.  Like other anxiety disorders, it is a combination of behaviours and symptoms that can drastically affect a … Continued

About Erin Hallett

Erin Hallett is a higher education professional living in London. Originally from Victoria, British Columbia she moved to London in 2015 to pursue her dream of an international career. Erin is passionate about writing and hopes to use her voice to raise awareness for mental health issues.


Appreciating the Positives of My Anxiety

It’s easy to get stuck in a negative place when you have a mental illness. I am struggling right now to manage my anxiety.  I feel like my body and my brain are in a constant battle and I am powerless to control them. My physical and emotional symptoms clash and I feel panicked and … Continued

About Erin Hallett

Erin Hallett is a higher education professional living in London. Originally from Victoria, British Columbia she moved to London in 2015 to pursue her dream of an international career. Erin is passionate about writing and hopes to use her voice to raise awareness for mental health issues.


Learning To Talk About My Mental Health

I don’t know how to talk about my mental health. I can write about my mental health.  Writing makes me happy and I have always found comfort and escape in words.  I love the feeling of being stuck in my head, even if it’s not always the best place to be.  It’s conversation I find … Continued

About Erin Hallett

Erin Hallett is a higher education professional living in London. Originally from Victoria, British Columbia she moved to London in 2015 to pursue her dream of an international career. Erin is passionate about writing and hopes to use her voice to raise awareness for mental health issues.


Worried Sick – My Love Affair with Self-Diagnosis

Decades before I was diagnosed with anxiety, I was always being told to “stop worrying”.  I first remember feeling properly anxious when I self-diagnosed a headache as a brain tumour.  I was 11-years old and my mom correctly guessed that I probably just needed glasses. This incident triggered the start of my 30-year love affair … Continued

About Erin Hallett

Erin Hallett is a higher education professional living in London. Originally from Victoria, British Columbia she moved to London in 2015 to pursue her dream of an international career. Erin is passionate about writing and hopes to use her voice to raise awareness for mental health issues.