Verity shares her story and provides some crucial pointers to anyone taking or managing parental leave in a fast-growth business.
“It was awful. After six months back in the office, I was struggling with anxiety and felt like I was failing in all directions,” Verity remembers.
Verity sat down for a session with her manager and drew up a master plan answering the following questions:
They captured her answers, kept them in a safe place, and then when she returned to work after her second maternity leave, referred to it and let it guide them.
“This time, it’s worked. I came back to a new job, a bigger job, and it suited me perfectly, and my transition has felt smooth, and I was able to hit my stride sooner – which is a bit of a win-win,” Verity said.
What’s Possible Group has appointed integrative psychotherapist Isabella Barrand as Mental Health and Wellbeing Specialist, starting immediately.