The 2018 suicide of the 45-year old senior legal counsel at Victoria’s Coroners Court was linked to a toxic workplace culture that turned her “dream job” into an “unimaginable nightmare” within a few weeks, an inquest found.
When I read the article – you can read the full article here – it spoke of how the woman was expected to work an already full-time job and add a new role to that,
of how she was unable to tell anyone at work how she wasn’t coping because if she did, she knew she’d never become a judge, something she’d been working towards her whole life,
and how, during the 39 medical appointments with GPs, psychiatrists and psychologists in a SIX MONTH period, she didn’t tell any of them that she had already tried to commit suicide.
How we can all take responsibility for our health & well-being (without losing our jobs!)
Today's Guest: Leah Steele
Owner and Founder of Searching for Serenity
Leah is a burnout mentor and trainer based in Bristol UK and is the founder of Searching for Serenity.
After working as a lawyer for more than a decade she is now a non-practising solicitor
who works with professionals and companies to help them identify, manage and reverse issues of burnout, as well as understand related topics such as imposter syndrome, perfectionism and people pleasing, overworking and overwhelm.
Leah came to the concept of burnout after experiencing her own issues during her career as a litigator specialising in mental capacity and contentious probate work, and uses a combination of existing research and individual experience to demystify and break down these concepts, to help others create sustainable and effective careers with real longevity.
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