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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.
Good stress management is important in the workplace. If you often experience feelings of stress, you might be at risk of developing a mental health problem, like depression or anxiety, and stress can also make existing problems worse. Building resilience can help you to adapt to challenging circumstances.
"I try to keep each task short and clear, take breaks when getting tired and be polite, honest and empathic with the people I work with."
You don't need to cope with stress alone. Here are some general things you can try:
For more ideas about coping with pressure and building resilience, see our pages on stress.
"I don't take on too much at one time, little steps are the way. Breathing strategies, having a mindset and thinking, 'I can do this!'"
If you're finding that you're feeling stressed because of a particular problem at work, here are some suggestions to manage common stressful situations:
This information was published in April 2016. We will revise it in 2019.
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