Mental wellbeing incorporates how a person thinks, handles emotion and acts or responds in certain situations.
Mental wellbeing can be good, allowing you to think and feel positive, or bad, leaving you to feel down or unable to manage or cope. Those with mental health issues may often have bad mental wellbeing, and find it harder to cope with day to day living.
It is estimated that 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem in the UK each year.
Some of the most common mental health issues in the workplace include:
There are many things that can cause a mental illness; more often than not it will be more than one cause.
Examples of the following could result in poor mental health:
Mental health conditions have an extensive list of different signs and vary from person to person.
Examples of common signs or symptoms include:
Some ways you can look at treating mental health includes:
There are a variety of options of who you could talk to about mental health concerns, including:
You may also have a Mental Health First Aider at your workplace.
Ways to improve mental health and wellbeing in your workplace include:
It is important to engage your workforce whilst working remotely to ensure they are happy, can work effectively and are not negatively impacted by working away from the office. Plan communication and opportunities to meet.
Some tips to help you support the wellbeing of your workers include: