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Returning to work after having children



Transitioning back to work after parental leave can be extremely overwhelming and usually involves a complex mixed-bag of emotions; guilt, anxiety, apprehension about returning, maybe some excitement to go back followed by more guilt for feeling excited…

This video of Q5ers talking honestly about their personal experiences was originally filmed to share internally as a way of supporting our colleagues transitioning back to work and to help colleagues who haven’t experienced this understand how they may be feeling. However, after a summer impacted by lockdown, we felt this is a conversation we could share more broadly to benefit parents returning to work outside of Q5.

Whatever your personal situation or that of your colleagues, be that returning to working outside the home after working remotely or having children returning to nursery or school, we hope this resonates and will help to ease this transition for you.