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There could be many reasons why you or your colleagues are struggling with emotional wellbeing.
Feeling excluded or not understood, experiencing discrimination or stigma, anxiety or stress, having relationship or financial worries; these are just a few examples of how everyday life can affect us.
For some of us, certain life events may affect their emotional wellbeing, such as experiencing a bereavement, going through a relationship break-up, changing jobs, or moving to a new area or country without family, friends or community networks.
You are not alone.
Mental and emotional health is part of our everyday lives and can affect us as much as our physical health.
Our team can help by offering a range of support including a safe space to talk with a trained wellbeing professional.
Take the first step in prioritising yourself…
- Start a confidential wellbeing conversation
- Free phone us on 0800 953 9898
- Text us on +44 7723 484 839
Speak to a trained and supportive Wellbeing Advisor, in confidence and separate from your organisation.
Spend time in green space or doing things like growing food or flowers (including a window box or indoor plant), exercising outdoors, or being around animals, can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing.
Get physical. Being physically active means sitting down less and moving our bodies more. Many people find that physical activity helps them maintain positive emotional and mental health, either on its own, or in combination with other treatments.
Develop Self-awareness. Noticing how you are feeling and recognising when pressure is causing a problem.
Have coping strategies in mind which can be put in place when you encounter a stressful situation.
Look on the bright side. Employing realistic optimism, which means appraising situations as they are and then making the best of them. For instance, engaging with life positively and constructively, taking personal responsibility and looking for solutions to problems.
Make connections. Our brains need social support to function optimally. Social connection releases oxytocin which calms your mind. Also, social interactions can contribute to the reduction of stress and help you to perceive a challenging situation as more manageable.
Make time for activities you enjoy. By incorporating this into your daily activities will create opportunities for you to emotionally recharge.
Have a sense of purpose and direction. When dealing with challenging situations, it may help to refer back to a calling, a purpose or a passion – as this could help reduce your stress.