Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
and its impact in the workplace
In this webinar we sat down with Ann Gleeson, a psychotherapist with experience working in the areas of humanistic and integrative psychotherapy. She discusses Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the impact it can have on the wellbeing of employees.
SAD is a form of depression that emerges during particular seasons of the year and affects one in fifteen people in Ireland. The symptoms for SAD are a feeling of hopelessness, depressed mood, lack of energy, negative effect on productivity levels and changes in sleep patterns, among others.
• How SAD can affect individuals differently
• How SAD can affect employees’ working experience, performance, and quality of work
• Why it is important for employers to acknowledge the effect of SAD
• What employers can do to support employees
Be sure to check out some of our workshops in tackling mental health in the workplace here.