Today marks World Mental Health Day..
World Mental Health Day is an international day to recognise global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. Looking after yourself has never been more important, the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic uncertainty has had a major impact on people’s mental health.
Every challenge brings with it opportunity. There are tremendous opportunities now, because of COVID-19, to rethink the workplace and flexibility that employers can offer to support their teams, especially in terms of their mental health and wellbeing. Awareness is the first step. Employers and employees benefit when the company supports employees to prioritize mental wellness, thereby reducing the stigma of mental-health issues and identifying opportunities to put supportive measures in place.
During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing, therefore we would like to share a few tips to help you work towards better mental fitness, and to kick start a positive day!
- Begin your day with a mindful morning.
- Continue progressing towards your short and long term goals.
- Take a break from the computer, get up and walk around.
- Eat healthy, get enough sleep and be active, these are foundations of good self-care.
- Do not stress over what you cannot control.
A great article from Forbes, focusing on Mental Health in the workplace, and how employers and leaders can influence a positive change. Click below to read the full article: