Mental Wellbeing & Stress Reduction

Mental Wellbeing 

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. How are you feeling? How well can you cope with day-to-day life? Mental wellbeing is not a straight path – it can change from moment to moment, day to day, and where we work can be a contributing factor to this.   

Good mental wellbeing means you feel relatively confident in yourself with positive self-esteem, this will reflect in your relationships with others. If you are not dealing with your mental wellbeing well, you might feel stressed, anxious and/or depressed.

Stress

Stress is our body’s response to pressures from a situation or life event. What contributes to stress is different for each of us and can vary depending on social and economic circumstances. Common features of things that can make us feel stressed include unexpected events or change or feeling that we lack control over a situation.

Stress can be beneficial in short bursts, helping us stay alert and perform at our best. It is normal for people to feel stress from work demands. However, continued or extreme stress at work can be harmful to mental health. Stress can contribute to the development of anxiety and/or depression and may cause an existing condition to get worse. Stress can increase our risk of injury, fatigue and burnout.

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