Mental health problems at work are common
But there are small, simple steps you can take to make your workplace mentally healthier.
Have a look around your workplace. Right now 1 in 6 of you will be experiencing mental health problems like anxiety, depression and unmanageable stress.
You're probably not talking about it because mental health is still a taboo subject. And many people feel scared and confused about confronting the issue at work.
As a result, million of workers are experiencing mental distress feeling isolated and unsupported. And their colleagues are busy trying to ignore the ‘elephant in the room’.
But there are small, simple steps you can take to make your workplace mentally healthier:
Take five minutes to do something for your colleagues, make a cup of tea or get them a drink.
Go for a walk at lunchtime or just take a moment to grab some fresh air.
Be aware of how your colleagues are really feeling, ask them how they are and have a chat with them.
Take a few minutes to expand your mind – read the news, a book, or do a crossword or Sudoku.
Get to know your colleagues better, host a fundraising breakfast to kick start your day.