Taking care of your mind
Mental health has been called ‘the silent pandemic’: the growing incidence of mental ill-health, which has increased since the remote working and social distancing policies implemented to keep COVID-19 at bay, heightened our sense of anxiety and isolation.
Difficult as it was to adapt to these unfamiliar circumstances, the move to hybrid working models, embraced by many companies, has ushered in a new set of complications – and, as workers in a fast-paced, highly stressful industry, CAs are particularly at risk of developing issues related to mental ill-health.
With October declared Mental Health Awareness Month, we have a special report on page 57 with advice on bolstering your mental fitness for greater overall well-being.
A highlight in the SAICA calendar is the announcement of our Top 35-under-35 finalists. We received a record number of entries and nominations.
As in the past eight years, there were a few rounds of judging before the final 35 were selected. We continue to be amazed at the achievements of our young members who actively aim to make a difference not only in the workplace but also in the communities where they live and work. These awards recognise individuals who are making an impact on the businesses they lead and proactively make decisions that positively shape communities, economies and society. Read their impressive profiles on page 77.
An import date to mark in your calendar is 14 November. When we call on our members to come together and change the landscape of our economy. We are hosting our Difference Makers Economic Recovery Conference and expect hundreds of business leaders and executives to challenge the status quo of our economy. We have included information on the conference and what to expect on pages 8 – 15.
Have a blessed October.
Editor: Accountancy SA