Mental Health in Development

Questions by Carole Rennie Logan in September 2017

  • We have a job where our mind is our main tool, what should we do to look after our stress levels?
  • What do you do to switch off at 5pm?
  • What advice would you give someone who is struggling to switch off after work or coding?
  • How do you deal with stress of the job, deadlines, etc?
  • How does too much stress & burn out affect our mental health & impact our jobs and lives?
  • Does anyone have any advice on dealing with burnout and how to avoid?
  • How do you think its perceived if you ask for help on a project or at work?
  • When coding is your hobby as well as your job, how do we give our brain time off from the (sometimes exhausting) thought processes of coding?
  • Is "work/ life balance" possible?
  • What can employers do to help their employees?
  • What can we do to help & support our colleagues and peers?

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