Many people suffer from mental health concerns when they are at work. In fact, it’s thought that as much as 17% of workers experience mental health concerns including anxiety and depression. 

However, talking about how you feel at work might not seem like the right thing to do. Some people are even afraid of telling those they work alongside every day. The good news is support is out there. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Tips for Staying Well While You’re at Work

Ask for help 

If your workload is too much ask your supervisor or manager for help. If you are not offered help or you’re still struggling, speak to your personnel department, other members of staff who can help or your trade union if you’re a member. 

Write a ‘To-do’ List

If you’re the type of person who gets home at the end of your shift to find that you’re still worrying about work here’s what you can do. Write a to-do list that includes every job that you need to do the next time you’re at work. The process of writing these things down can help you to feel less worried. Writing a list also ensures that you’re less likely to forget to do anything when you’re next at work. 

Wind Down on your Way Home

Let’s imagine you’re on your way home as your working day has finished. Use your journey home to wind down. If you’re travelling by bus or train why not read a book or listen to some music? If you’re walking or cycling home why not take a more scenic route?

If you’re driving home, you could listen to the radio or your favourite music. In addition to this, you could come up with a plan for the evening. For example, you could have a meal, watch a bit of television, or catch up with some friends. You could look for mental health support in Hirst Courtney, for example, or you could sit outside if the weather’s nice. 

Set a Boundary Between Work and Home 

It’s important for your mental health that you don’t let your work life spill over into your life at home. If you need to work from home designate an area to work from. If work in a specific part of your home you will find it easier to finish up for the day and leave your workplace, as such, behind. 

Try Not to be the Last to Leave Work 

While you might have to stay at work a little later from time to time, try not to do this too often. When you work long hours you don’t necessarily work any better, you just work harder. 

Working hard all the time can take a toll on your physical and mental health. 

It’s important that you look after your mental health in your free time and while you’re at work. If you want a bit more advice about mental health in the workplace you can find some helpful information at Gov.uk.

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk