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Understanding the impacts of change on mental health. COVID-19 pandemic outcomes


On June 29, 2020 the AEB SHES Committee organized an event dedicated to mental fatigue.

For many of us, working from home during COVID-19 has meant we are spending a lot of time on video meeting applications. Video chat is helping us stay employed and connected. But what makes it so tiring - and how can we reduce ‘Zoom fatigue’? You have not left your apartment for weeks, working hard and following all restrictions and you need a holiday more than you ever have. Is not it what psychologists call – change fatigue? 

Even before the pandemic, change resilience was gaining recognition as a critical competency to navigate a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. As we move into a new normal, we cannot underscore enough how critical resilience is today as our lives, society, and work as we know it are disrupted. Mandy Rutter, Chief Psychologist, BP; Alona Lukyanshuk, Senior Clinician, CCS Russia and Konstantin von Vietinghoff-Scheel, Health & Safety Sub-Committee Chairman, Corporate Counselling Services share their professional expertise and gave a stating point for discussion and interactive exchange of opinions.