+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 13 FirstFirst ... 34567 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 122
  1. #41
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    6,023
    Thanks
    5,460
    Thanked
    4,397
    Reviews
    20
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by RipperRita View Post
    I think kimberleygirl1 kindly edited and reworded her original message... Thanks for that Kimberlygirl1 . Xx
    Oh. What Sunnyflower quoted wasn't wrong at all.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to atomicmama For This Useful Post:

    RipperRita  (20-08-2014)

  3. #42
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    7,160
    Thanks
    1,701
    Thanked
    3,395
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I think a mental health day is really important. Especially if you're stressed at work or home and need a day to just 'breathe'. I've worked in horrible work places where I was bullied and have taken many because I couldn't face the bullies. I've worked at places that were really encouraging and supportive too so haven't needed them necessarily.
    I've taken mental health days when I had a tough pregnancy after my daughter's diagnosis.
    I really just look at it as a sick day. Because that's what it is. Whether your body is fighting a virus or you are mentally run down I think everyone needs and deserves a break sometimes.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  4. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Tamtam For This Useful Post:

    MrsSS  (20-08-2014),peanutmonkey  (20-08-2014),sunnyflower  (20-08-2014)

  5. #43
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    1,450
    Thanks
    288
    Thanked
    361
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Yes! My previous job was highly stressful and I dealt with people with health issues so I needed to be 'on my game' at work. I didnt use them when I just couldnt be bothered or was tired due to the weekend but more when I felt exhausted or 'done' because of work issues.

    Sent from my GT-I9507 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to dancingbutterfly For This Useful Post:

    sunnyflower  (20-08-2014)

  7. #44
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    12,708
    Thanks
    9,557
    Thanked
    12,689
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 9/1/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 7/11/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 3/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpmakes2 View Post
    We actually have 'mental health' leave at my work. For those times when you just feel overwhelmed and crappy we can apply for a day off without it eating in to annual leave etc I just took one and I needed it!!!
    What sort of 'evidence' do people have to give when applying for the leave? (My first thought is that sounds awesome... My second thought is it's something some people would try and abuse).

  8. #45
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Kimberley WA
    Posts
    4,620
    Thanks
    916
    Thanked
    1,179
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    Do you want to read the op again? The days off are for mental health days . Aren't you lucky you don't suffer from anxiety and have the job I do ?
    Why the attack? I was simply saying I don't take days off when I don't need to. If you suffer anxiety due to your job you need to find another. It isn't healthy.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Blessedwith3boys For This Useful Post:

    TheGooch  (22-08-2014)

  10. #46
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Kimberley WA
    Posts
    4,620
    Thanks
    916
    Thanked
    1,179
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by redlipsandpearls View Post
    Oh. What Sunnyflower quoted wasn't wrong at all.
    I didn't reword my originally message at all, I added to it. I wasn't the only person who said they don't take days off so the attack on me is unnecessary.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Blessedwith3boys For This Useful Post:

    TheGooch  (22-08-2014)

  12. #47
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    9,870
    Thanks
    3,034
    Thanked
    5,843
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    Why the attack? I was simply saying I don't take days off when I don't need to. If you suffer anxiety due to your job you need to find another. It isn't healthy.
    Sunnyflower is a nurse. I'd rather hear of a nurse taking a mental health day than to quit the profession outright.

  13. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Mod-Degrassi For This Useful Post:

    dee1  (20-08-2014),LoveLivesHere  (20-08-2014),peanutmonkey  (20-08-2014),RipperRita  (20-08-2014),sunnyflower  (21-08-2014),Tamtam  (20-08-2014)

  14. #48
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    7,053
    Thanks
    6,263
    Thanked
    5,481
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ending 5/6/2014
    Obviously it's not always as simple as "find another job"

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  15. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to peanutmonkey For This Useful Post:

    dee1  (20-08-2014),LoveLivesHere  (20-08-2014),sunnyflower  (21-08-2014),Tamtam  (20-08-2014)

  16. #49
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    17,747
    Thanks
    5,085
    Thanked
    8,691
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator - Thank you
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    Obviously it's not always as simple as "find another job"

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app
    Indeed. I think if it were then everyone would be working in their dream job.
    @sunnyflowers, I'm sorry you're stuck in a job that causes you so much anxiety - I think taking a day off due to mental stress is a wise move xxx

  17. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to misskittyfantastico For This Useful Post:

    LoveLivesHere  (20-08-2014),peanutmonkey  (20-08-2014)

  18. #50
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Rochedale South
    Posts
    421
    Thanks
    55
    Thanked
    148
    Reviews
    2
    I did a few times in my last Job. I was pregnant and a Qld Public Servant on a "Temporary Contract" (which has a different meaning in the Public Service to what it sounds like) when the Newman LNP Govt came in to power.

    The stress of not knowing if I would have a Job was unbelievable, compounded by the fact that DH was also a Public Servant on a Temp Contract so we were facing no income with our 4th child on the way.

    We both survived the mass cuts but then the Department I worked for was flagged for a massive restructure and merge! More stress and staff being let go all around me so I decided to not have my contract renewed about 8 months after returning from 6 months Maternity leave. Putting staff under that much stress for so long was horrible(18 months while I was still there and longer for my former colleagues who are STILL going through the uncertainty today).

    That was the first time in my working life I had ever taken leave like that. I have been through companies being taken over, mergers and even 1 company going in to Administration and NEVER seen so much stress.

    Sent from my GT-I9305T using The Bub Hub mobile app


 

Similar Threads

  1. Mental health unit
    By Ffrenchknickers in forum General depression and blues
    Replies: 942
    Last Post: 08-08-2015, 19:41
  2. Mental health in pregnancy
    By Mummy12 in forum Third Trimester Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-04-2014, 18:38
  3. Mental health perth
    By twolittlemunchkins in forum General depression and blues
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-03-2014, 21:29

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Shapland Swim Schools
Shapland's at participating schools offer free baby orientation classes once a month - no cost no catches. Your baby will be introduced to our "natural effects" orientation program develop by Shapland's over 3 generations, its gentle and enjoyable.
sales & new stuffsee all
Wendys Music School Melbourne
Wondering about Music Lessons? FREE 30 minute ASSESSMENT. Find out if your child is ready! Piano from age 3 years & Guitar, Singing, Drums, Violin from age 5. Lessons available for all ages. 35+ years experience. Structured program.
Use referral 'bubhub' when booking
featured supporter
Cryosite Family Cord Blood & Tissue Bank
Cryosite has been providing Cord Blood Banking services for over 12 years, and is the trusted choice of Australian families. To discuss the benefits of banking your baby's cord blood & tissue stem cells call us on 1800 220 410.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!