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Mental Health In The Work Place

September 20 2022

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How to support your work colleagues

In 2020, a total of 79% of British adults in employment said they commonly experienced work-related stress. 55% of workers experienced anxiety as a result of work stress and almost half (43%) admitted to losing sleep! Everyone deals with mental health and stress in different ways. Here are a few things you can do to help the people around you! ????

When dealing with stressful situations people often need someone to just listen, and other times they may not want to talk at all. Both is certainly okay, and no one should be forced to talk if they don’t want to. If you’re struggling to help someone and don’t know what to do, why not get them a gift box /wellness box. This shows you’ve acknowledged how they’re feeling, so they know you are there when they’re ready to talk. Whilst also offering different methods of relaxation and de-stressing!

It is also important to keep social and active when struggling with mental health. TBE understands this, and this is why we offer activities that are inclusive to all abilities, such as sports days and virtual yoga sessions. These activities give the perfect balance of releasing endorphins by having fun whilst being active.

‘Being physically active can lift your mood, reduce stress and anxiety, encourage the release of endorphins (your body’s feel-good chemicals) and improve self-esteem. Exercising may also be a good distraction from negative thoughts, and it can improve social interaction.’ – NHS Website

If you would like to read more about what the NHS advises in the workplace, please see here