To close off Mental Health Awareness Week, we thought we would touch on mental health in the workplace.

According to Mind, ‘at least one in six workers is experiencing common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression’.


Here’s our 5 tips:

Work smarter, not harder

We understand that we sometimes have to work overtime to meet a deadline, however, don’t make this a regular occurrence. Working overtime constantly will start to take a toll on your concentration, productivity, accuracy, and health.


Don’t mix business with pleasure

If you bring your work home, we recommend designating a ‘workplace’ area to separate your work life from your personal life. If you see work, you will think about work.


Get organised

At the start of each day, create a ‘To Do’ list of tasks that need completing.


Take your lunch break

Breaks are important! Even a short break of 30 minutes can help you work more effectively throughout the day.

Check out our article, How To: Make the Most of Your Lunch Break


Ask for help

If you feel that your workload it too much, speak to your manager or supervisor. If you are unable to solve the issue this way, talk to your HR department, trade union representative or other relevant members of staff.


Read our other articles on mental health:

World Mental Health Day 2021


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