Ways to manage your Mental Health at Work

Ways to manage your Mental Health at Work

Mental health is something that should be taken seriously, both in our personal lives and in the workplace. Unfortunately, for many people, it’s not always easy to do so, especially when you’re at work.

It’s no secret that work can be stressful. From deadlines and projects to office politics and difficult customers, there’s a lot that can impact our mental health. And while it’s important to have a job that we enjoy, it’s also important to have a healthy relationship with work. That means recognising when work is starting to take a toll on our mental health and knowing how to take care of ourselves.

Here are 5 ways to manage your Mental Health at Work

  1. Build a Support Network with friends and colleagues – People that you can rely on and confide in when needed, the chances are they’ll need you too
  2. Schedule in regular breaks and book annual leave – Take the time to step away from your desk, make a drink, go for a quick walk around the block, anything which will reset your mind. Don’t forget to take your annual leave too, a couple of days out of the office to recoup may be all you need to refocus
  3. Drink and eat well – Nourish your body, it’s the least you can do. Drink plenty of water to help you focus, and when it comes to your break/lunch eat it away from your desk.
  4. Leave work on time – Avoid working longer hours than you need to, if you begin to dislike what you’re working on, it will show in your work. Staying ‘late’ will not help in the long run.
  5. Talk about how you’re feeling – Reach out to your Manager or HR Department about how you are feeling in the office. They should have a Mental Health Policy in place to help signpost you if further help is needed, or to just sit and listen to how you are feeling

For organisations, we offer a range of mental health training, to find out more about all of our online courses, visit our online training courses.

You can also contact us on 07584 125665 or email info@bnshe.co.uk to discuss booking, pricing, discounts and for further details.

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