Mental health is a topic which is becoming more commonly talked about and awareness of the issue more prevalent. Mental health can have impact on the physical health of an individual and all aspects of life both personal and work related.

Looking after your mental health is so important, especially throughout a pandemic where all aspects of life have been impacted. Most individuals have experienced changes and challenges in their personal lives, their work or career, their business and family life therefore it’s so important for everyone to be aware of mental health and how we can ensure a healthy wellbeing.

Here are some top tips for promoting and supporting a healthy mental health balance in the workplace:



Talk to others

It can often be quite difficult to open-up about your mental health so it may take time for you to feel comfortable doing so. Talking about how you feel and sharing with others who will listen ad support you can be hugely beneficial. In the first instance it can be a real weight off your shoulders just by openly talking about your problems and acknowledging how you feel.

Take a break

Many underestimate the power and benefits of taking some time out, this can be in the form of frequent breaks throughout the day or taking some annual leave. Taking the time to re-charge and switch off from work can help your mental health, mindset and focus, which in turn will help your wellbeing and productivity in work.

Keep active

Getting regular exercise and keeping yourself active is brilliant for both your physical and your mental health and wellbeing. The many benefits include increased concentration, better quality of sleep, reduction of stress and an overall boost of your mental health. So, make sure you find ways to keep yourself active whether that is walking, sports or exercise!

Care for others

Looking out for others whether that’s colleagues, friends or family is not only a good and caring thing to do, but it can help you give you a sense of purpose and boost your self-esteem. Not only this, if you struggle at times yourself, it’s good to care and support others and share experiences.


Keeping in touch with colleagues, family and friends is important for good mental health, especially in a time where social and physical contact is limited. Make sure you touch base and maintain relationships in and out of the workplace as this can help support and boost your overall mental health and wellbeing.

Diet and health

Having a balanced and overall good physical health can impact your mental health and wellbeing, eat nutritious foods with plenty of wellness foods, fruit and vegetables can help with your concentration levels, mood and wellbeing. Drinking plenty of water and avoiding too much alcohol can also be really beneficial for your overall mental health and wellbeing.

Remember to ask for help should you need it, everyone should always have someone they can reach out to and ask for support, guidance or just someone to listen. Please don’t be afraid to speak up and ask for help…

Useful links:


Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health at Work

Health and Safety Executive


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