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Explains how you can be mentally healthy at work, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.
Figuring out what type of work suits your needs can help you feel better able to manage your mental health while working. When deciding what sort of work would suit you, you might want to think about:
"I find it useful to create spaces in the day when I can stop, reflect and address some of the difficulties in the day."
"My employer gives me the chance to [do a] more flexible working hour schedule, as long as the work is done."
Everyone has the right to request flexible working once they have worked for the same employer for 26 weeks or more. For information on how to request this, see the government's website on flexible working.
This information was published in April 2016. We will revise it in 2019.
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