Psychological Safety and Mental Health in Times of Crisis

Photo of Sohrab Salimi
Sohrab Salimi

Reading time
1 Minutes

Gitte Klitgaard had the honour to open the third Agile100 in July 2020. Her lecture dealt with “Psychological Security and Mental Health in Crises” and, like Joseph Pelrine’s lecture in June, provided helpful tips and support to help maintain one’s own psychological security.

Gitte explained what is important to avoid social contacts and how to get out of depths and make life more comfortable. She spoke from the heart of many listeners as she told them what loneliness can do and at the same time made them laugh with her own tips.

That psychological security and mental health belong together became clear and also a reorientation was initiated by her. After all, you should take care of your psychological balance before you get the first signs of imbalance or you realize that you are no longer well. Even the small steps can have a big effect here. A recap of the july event can be found here.

“Psychological Safety and Mental Health in Times of Crisis” (Gitte Klitgaard)

Psychologische Sicherheit und mentale Gesundheit bei Krisen

More about Gitte Klitgaard

Gitte has been an agile coach at leading companies like Spotify, LEGO and IBM for more than a decade and have been independent since 2013. Her main focus the last years have been communication and implementing psychological safety as well as responsibility and accountability. It is essential for Gitte to be authentic, to cut to the chase, and help people become themselves, so they can succeed at work and outside.

“If we all do something that matters a little to us and a lot to someone else, we can make the
world a better place bit by bit!”
Gitte Klitgaard

Flight Levels in Action

=> Klaus Leopold about Flight Levels in Action at agile100

Agile Leadership Training

=> Learn more about the Certified Agile Leadership Training at Agile Academy

Linda Rising about System Thinking

=> How to talk to the Elephant

Related articles

Two Paths towards Agile Leadership

Two ways of Agile Leadership: Learn in our knowledge area how you can take your agile Transformation to the next level!

How to talk to the elephant: Linda Rising

How to talk to different systems and address the elephant in the room? Linda Rising has some answers for you!

Psychological Safety, Trust and the Cognitive Dissonance of Virtual Environments

Psychologist Joseph Pelrine talked about Psychological Safety in remote and online enviroments. Learn from him how to cope in a virtual world!