In this blog post 'Enriching Mental Health In The Workplace: How Human Resource Depts Can Assist' is talked through and a potential solution suggested. If you don't find what you are looking for within this article, please feel free to contact me using the details at the bottom of this piece and I'll do my utmost to assist you

In Wales, the Wales TUC is closely involved in supporting workplace training with Training in Mind. Decide on your new routine and make sure you build in time to do things you enjoy. Employers should make conscious efforts to foster a positive environment that enriches its employees' lives and supports mental health. Bringing in external mental health support to me is a no-brainer. Promoting effective people management.

So, I recently discussed this topic with Tomas Chamorro Premuzic, ManpowerGroup Chief Talent Scientist. The pursuit of microconcerns of positive and negative affect in the workplace needs to be connected with the macroconcerns and initiatives of society. They visualise shutting down from work, and then walk around the block again, this time leaving work, and returning home. Discussing dealing with depression at work can be a good way to alleviate a difficult situation.

Because stress is a key factor in the workplace, stress management training could have significant benefits, the CDC point out. Save time by preparing the night before. Its alright us saying that employers need to do more to support their workers. However, a mental illness can have a big impact on the way we work. You might not be talking about it, because workplace mental health is still a taboo subject.

It says that Work is good for mental health but a negative working environment can lead to physical and mental health problems, and that harassment and bullying at work are commonly reported problems, and can have a substantial adverse impact on mental health. Employees can take advantage of workshops and training designed to help colleagues with mental health issues. Its useful to challenge negative self-talk, such as its all my fault I dont have a job, nobody is going to want to employ me, or whats the point in even trying! All this may make you worry - thats normal. There are small, simple steps you can take to make managing and supporting mental health at work something that people can talk about.

Those with bipolar disorder can be highly creative and have periods of tremendous productivity. If youre frequently having intrusive and negative thoughts, take a moment to assess how realistic these truly are. Structure and routine can really help our mental health, and routine can help you adjust to a new situation and make it feel more normal. It might be helpful to list the things you can change on one piece of paper and all the things you cant onanother. Recent reports have discovered a crisis around workplace wellbeing initiatives today.

Grants may be available to help cover the cost of workplace adaptations to enable you to carry out your job without being at a disadvantage. Whatever the situation, it is of paramount importance therefore that you undertake some form of risk assessment that takes into account your employees mental well-being, and puts into place appropriate steps and measures to monitor their mental health accordingly. On top of that, many are worried about losing their jobs. The transition to independent living and study can be a huge trigger for mental health problems. Whether you work with 10 people, 10000 people or just yourself, paying attention to mental health first aid in the workplace has never been more important.

If you are feeling overwhelmed and need to seek professional help you can contact the Mind charity. Having strong resilience in the workplace is fundamental to maintaining positive strategies for maintaining mental health and gives individuals the ability to self-generate positive emotions from physical activity, which forms a biological resource for habitual, long-term physical and psychological health benefits. Listening to music can uplift you, invigorate you, help you acknowledge and transform your mood, help you create some personal space, help you spark your imagination music is magical. Im no expert at all on Equality Act and discrimination at work but something doesnt appear right here.

This post was written by Elodie Johnson. I have a curiosity about mental health in the workplace and regularly put pen to paper for other newpapers and magazines. I love to help people with my writing. When I'm not writing, I enjoy Karting and Acting. Find me on Twitter or LinkedIn