Resilient workplaces

So what exactly is mental health or mental wellbeing?


The World Health Organisation describes it as a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.’
As with our physical health, it fluctuates and can be affected by our circumstances and what is happening in our lives.
We spend a lot of time at work, so we should feel happy, valued and supported otherwise it can start affecting our overall confidence, wellbeing and eventually personal and work life.
From a business perspective, happy staff are more productive.  It’s also the right thing to do and in reality, most people want to see everyone else happy.


What might be causing stress at work?


How to approach someone you think isn’t themselves?


Consider being a member of EAP - Employee Assistance Programme offers free confidential support, including counselling, for members and their staff. More information here.


Resources


The websites below offer great tools and resources on mental wellbeing for ensuring staff feel supported at work. And remember to look after yourselves.
A Guide for Maintaining Health & Wellbeing – the government’s comprehensive guide to physical and mental wellbeing with great tips, self-assessments and more links
Mental Health Pocketbook – government guide
Mental Health Foundation – in-depth resource with great tips, tools and exercises
Farmstrong – wellbeing resources for the rural community including informative videos
St John’s Mental Health First Aid Courses - for individuals. One day course or online
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