Among the top reasons people give for not telling their colleagues about their mental health problems is the fear of discrimination and feeling of shame. The decision to disclose distress at work is not one people take lightly. The workplace must become an environment where people feel safe to be themselves.
Some other work place risks which can cause bad mental health are work overload, The overload of work can hurt mental health other work place risks which can cause bad mental health are work overload, inadequate support or personal risks e.g. first responders such as the police, fire or ambulance services. The risk may be increased in situations where there is a lack of team cohesion or social support. Bullying and psychological harassment are commonly reported as causes of work-related stress by workers and present risks to the health of workers. This can have a huge impact on the employer as well as the employee.
If you create workplace cultures where people can be themselves, it is easier for people to speak about mental health concerns without fear and easier for them to reach out for help when they need it.
“Good mental health at work and good management go hand in hand and there is strong evidence that workplaces with high levels of mental wellbeing are more productive”. says Mental Health Foundation. “Addressing wellbeing at work increases productivity by as much as 12%.”
We can all take steps to improve our mental health and build our resilience and our ability to cope. It sometimes isn’t easy to be positive and help yourself if you are feeling down, depressed or anxious, however here is some advice to help improve your mental health at work:
Talking about your mental health to your colleagues can be tough. Start a conversation today to help yourself or a colleague.
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