Kindness Matters

Kindness matters

17th September 2020

Promoting positive mental health & avoiding burnout.

In these challenging times we believe that now, more than ever, it’s important to stay connected in any way we can. At a time when the future is uncertain and we can feel disconnected, the smallest act can have the biggest effect. Kindness Matters.

At Emerald, we believe that protecting our mental health and wellbeing is going to be crucial to coping with, and recovering from, the COVID-19 pandemic, with the psychological and social impacts likely to outlast the physical symptoms of the virus.

We are aware that people may struggle with the pressure of continuing to try and lead a ‘normal’ life, and this could lead to the effect known as burnout.  To help you understand more about this and support you during this time, we’ve selected a number of articles on the subject accompanied by videos from the authors, as well as interviews from people in the sports and entertainment industries to get their viewpoints on the personal and professional effects it’s having on their lives. Our sister company has kindly shared some resources on this subject too.

If you are interested in contributing to the discussion or simply want to discuss your research ideas then take a look at our different routes to publication.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

The theme for this Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is 'kindness' and, during this time, we’re focusing on the theme 'Kindness matters' which we are using to promote positive mental health and avoiding burnout.

We want to help you and provide you with research and information during this time.
 

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Free access to our publications and author videos

Our publications have content on mental health and burnout that we would like to share with you. We have a range of videos from our authors and some articles freely available until the end of July.

Volunteering and self-perceived individual health: Cross-country evidence from nine European countries

Nunzia Nappo, Damiano Fiorillo

International Journal of Social Economics

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Mediating effect of online social support on the relationship between stress and mental well-being

Naveenraj Xavier, Reeves Wesley J.

Mental Health and Social Inclusion

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Antecedents and consequences of nurses’ burnout: Leadership effectiveness and emotional intelligence as moderators

Shu-Chuan Chen, Ching-Fu Chen

Management Decision

 

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Mental health staff views on improving burnout and mental toughness

Zoe Posner, Jessie Janssen, Hazel Roddam

The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice

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Is meaningful work the silver bullet? Perspectives of the social workers

Kim-Lim Tan, Tek-Yew Lew, Adriel K.S. Sim

Journal of Asia Business Studies

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Entrepreneurial orientation and burnout among healthcare professionals

Claudine Kearney, Padraic Dunne, William J. Wales

Journal of Health Organization and Management

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Generating mutual recovery in creative spaces
Victoria Stewart, Helena Roennfeldt, Maddy Slattery, Amanda J. Wheeler
Mental Health and Social Inclusion

 

Kindness among colleagues; identifying and exploring the gaps in employment contexts
Stephen Gibb, Shama Rahman
International Journal of Organizational Analysis

 

Examining burnout in employed university students
Kristin M. Schramer, Carolyn M. Rauti, Arief B. Kartolo, Catherine T. Kwantes
Journal of Public Mental Health

 

Social support, depressive symptoms, and online gaming network communication
Tyler Prochnow, Megan S Patterson, Logan Hartnell
Mental Health and Social Inclusion

 

 

Blog post by Logan Hartnell
Be empathetic, be compassionate, be kind

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Free resources from Emerald Works

Emerald Works, which is part of the Emerald Group, has a range of resources on this subject and we’re able to share three free pieces with you. Visit Emerald Works to discover more about their services.

Brett Delaney
Former Leeds Rhinos player now working for Leeds Rhinos Foundation

Jonathan Lo
Music Director at Northern Ballet