TOP 5 TIPS
for mental health in the
hether you work alone or as part of a larger team, we can all take steps to aid our mental health and wellbeing in the
workplace. Globally the statistics for poor mental wellbeing in the workplace have risen dramatically as a result of the
pandemic, we must all make a conscuous effort to protect or restore our own mental health each day.
To encourage an open dialogue on mental health challenges, our People team send out positive and thoughtful messages
weekly, here’s some of our favourites from the past few weeks.
1. Take a break from technology
It can be very beneficial to spend some time each day away from
your phone or computer and feel the stillness and joy of just
existing in the moment. Each time you feel the need to pick up
your smartphone, pause and ask yourself why you are doing it.
This brings out a level of thoughtfulness that combats under
thinking compulsion, and by noticing these ‘moments’ we can
appreciate how often we miss out on life due to technology.
2. Give a compliment
Giving someone else an honest compliment is very rewarding
as it comes with the calming satisfaction of bringing a little
happiness into the world. Be on the lookout for opportunities to
compliment someone around you. Giving a truthful and
deserved compliment can work wonders for the receiver. You will
be amazed how good it makes you feel too!
4. Face your unwanted feelings
Trying to ignore things that have made us angry or irritated can
lead to future explosions, think back to a recent time where you
were angry and feel the anger of that moment again,
emotionally and physically. Take a deep breath and say goodbye
to your anger and frustration, keep breathing deeply and feel
the anger slide away.
5. Tend to yourself
Giving regular caring attention to yourself and your home
provides the best conditions in which to relax and restore your
energy in the most rewarding way. For example, when cooking
for yourself, first think about what you would most like to eat,
then take the time to make it to the best of your abilities. Exercise
self-compassion as a part of your daily routine!
3. Have a laugh
The fastest and most reliable antidote to stress is laughter. It’s
the cheapest medicine there is. In times of stress, consciously
seek out a good laugh, whether it’s sharing a joke with a friend,
watching a funny film or video or even thinking back to a funny