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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Stress-busting tips

Your mental health can affect everything from your sleep to your appetite and even your relationship with your job, which is why it’s so important to nurture your wellbeing! Despite this, mental health is often an oversight for many, contributing to poor mental health being the leading cause of workplace illness throughout the UK.

What to be on the lookout for at work

Mental health problems often begin at work, which is why it’s important to recognise the root of your stress in the workplace and discuss the problem with your employer.
Here’s what to look out for:

  • Unrealistic targets and deadlines that are stressful to work to.
  • An excessive or thin workload – too much or too little to do.
  • A messy and uncomfortable work environment.
  • Work that is either too difficult or too easy.
  • Physically demanding work and shift work.
  • Poor communication and a lack of managerial support.

How you can nurture your wellbeing at work

You can also take steps yourself to improve your workplace wellbeing. Here are a few things you should consider!

  • Build friendships in and outside of work – having a friend to turn to in stressful times can be a huge help! Regular meetups with friends can also help.
  • Speak up if you need help at work; at ENS our HR department are the ones to turn to. We also have a stress counselling line which you can call 24/7 for support outside of work hours.
  • If things are overwhelming you, try to step away from the task and have a deep breath. Even a few minutes can help clear your head and focus!
  • Regular exercise and fresh air are huge benefits to your mental health – even a 30 minute lunchtime stroll will help boost your mood.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day and eat enough to keep your energy levels up.
  • Establish a healthy work-life balance – make sure you give yourself plenty of time outside of work for new experiences, friends and hobbies!

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity in the Health and Social Care industry? Browse a huge range of exciting roles on our website!

If you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health issues, please visit SECE Mind’s website for expert guidance and advice.

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