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11. When to Quit

There are a lot of conflicting theories surrounding whether or not we should leave jobs if we find them unfulfilling. Do you stick it out in the name of demonstrating perseverance? Or do you quit to help preserve your sense of wellbeing?

Today’s subject is very close to my heart as someone who ‘stuck it out’ for more than 7 years in roles that were severely detrimental to my work satisfaction, happiness and mental health. I use my experiences to discuss both sides of the argument and offer some advice on how to evaluate your personal circumstances in order to make a decision that is right for you.

Welcome to Dark Coffee – the podcast that shines a light on our darkest times.

Join host Alice Lyons as she and her guests attempt to normalise the conversation around suicide ideation.

Dark Coffee aims to create a safe space to discuss their mental health with curiosity, compassion and confidence to empower people to build their mental strength, resilience and sense of wellbeing.

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Suicide Support Organisations

Samaritans: Confidential suicide discussion and support. Free helpline available round the clock. Text – 116123. Call – 08457 909090 Email – Website –

Mind: Support and information for anyone suffering from a mental health problem. 0300 123 3393 Website –

Saneline: Practical information, crisis care and emotional support to people affected by mental health concerns. Helpline: 0845 767 8000, open daily from 6pm – 11pm.


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