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Minding your mental health at work

There is a connection between your work and your mental health.

Being mindful of your mental health in the workplace can help you:

  • improve your focus
  • enhance performance
  • reduce stress and burnout

Here are some ways to look after your mental health at work.

Reclaim your lunch break

Make the most of your breaks and take time away from your workspace. Get outside for fresh air. This will help you refresh your energy for the rest of your working day. If you have colleagues, you could invite them to come along with you.

Team activities

Participating in a team can give you a communal sense of achievement. Some workplaces have clubs or societies that you could join. Others encourage team events such as fun runs or park walks.

Work better, not longer

Getting the right work-life balance is a good way to avoid stress at work. Working long hours can take a toll on your energy, concentration and health. It's important to create clear boundaries between work and home. Try not to let work spill over into your personal life.

Ask for help

Talk with a colleague, manager or someone in human resources (HR) if you feel stressed at work. Some employers may have an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that you could contact.

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Page last reviewed: 1 September 2022
Next review due: 1 September 2025