Mental Health Matters
Our anxieties manifest themselves in all sorts of ways when we expect and least expect them. This is totally normal. According to the Mental Health Foundation UK, 6 in 10 adults feel anxious either some or all of the time, whether that’s to do with financial or job pressure, exam pressures or even relationships both personal and professional.
Let's Talk About Our Mental Health
Many of us are afraid to share when we're struggling with our mental health, especially at work. In fact, a survey by ADAA, found that only 1 in 4 employees disclosed their anxiety disorder to their employer. We want to spotlight the importance of employee wellbeing and the impact poor mental health has on people, culture and performance in the workplace.
Tip to Support Your Mental Health
Take A Digital Detox
Taking a break from tech can help you become present in the moment and engage in mindfulness practices that can help reduce stress and improve mental clarity. 1 out of 3 say they're less likely to meet with family and friends in person due to technology. Let's unplug and reconnect with yourself.
Take Time Outdoors
Spending time in nature is shown to improve symptoms of anxiety and depression. Researchers have found that nature simply makes us happy. Anxiety, depression and anger are notably decreased after spending time outdoors.
Take Time For Yourself
Self care is your way of showing yourself love and kindness. Having a bath, going for a run, cuddling your pet or getting stuck into a good book. Allow yourself to take time for you and enjoy the things that truly spark joy.
RESEARCH SHOWS THAT FTSE 100 COMPANIES THAT PRIORITISE EMPLOYEE WELLBEING OUTPERFORM THE REST OF THE FTSE 100 BY 10%
By supporting staff wellbeing and promoting a healthy work-life balance, businesses see enhanced morale, loyalty, commitment, productivity and profitability in return.