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Minding your mental health at work

Your mental health is often directly affected by your work and workplace. Learn how to mind yourself.

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

Being mindful of your mental health in the workplace can improve your:

  • focus
  • concentration
  • performance

Reclaim your lunch break

Make the most of your breaks and take time away from your work space. Get outside for fresh air - you could invite some colleagues to come along with you. This will help you get re-energised for the rest of your working day.

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 an effective way of avoiding 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 HR if you feel stressed in work. Some employers may have an Employee Assistance Programme that you could contact.

Related topic

Stress - causes of stress and how it can impact on you

Page last reviewed: 23/09/2018
Next review due: 23/09/2021

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