World Mental Health Day 2020
By Anush Pervez
How common are mental health problems?
1 in 4 people are currently dealing with a mental health issue of some kind each year in England.
Are mental health problems increasing?
The overall number of people reporting mental health problems has been rising in recent years.
Mental health in the workplace
1 in 6 employees are currently dealing with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression or stress.
For a lot of us, work is a major part of our lives. We spend a large amount of our time at work, it’s where we earn a living and can often be where we make our friends. Having a fulfilling and satisfying job can be good for your mental health and overall wellbeing.
It’s important for us to address the issue of mental health at work for those with current issues, for those at risk and for the workplace collectively. An unpleasant or sour work environment can be destructive to our mental health.
Here at The Recruitment Crowd, we like to ensure that our workplace environment is one where everyone can thrive. There is strong evidence that workplaces with high levels of mental wellbeing are extremely productive, efficient and rewarding.
Looking after your mental health at work
There are many steps that we can all take as both an employee and employer to improve our own mental health. It all starts with self-care, which is a skill that you can master over time.
Our top tips to look after your mental health are;
1. Talk about your feelings
2. Keep active
3. Eat well
4. Drink sensibly
5. Keep in touch
6. Ask for help
7. Take a break
8. Do something you’re good at
9. Accept who you are
10. Support and care for others
World Mental Health day is an awareness day that deserves as much recognition as it can possibly get. Working together with the people you love, your colleagues or anyone who may need help, we will be able to find a way to manage mental health problems in an effective way, alleviating the way they can negatively impact our lives.