Work Wellbeing & Mental Health: Top Resources 2023
Posted by Amelia Spanton on 19 May 2023

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s focus is on Anxiety:

Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem. Lots of things can lead to feelings of anxiety, including exam pressures, relationships, starting a new job (or losing one) or other big life events. We can also get anxious when it comes to things to do with money and not being able to meet our basic needs, like heating our home or buying food. But anxiety can be made easier to manage.

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation’s latest report has shown that 29% of people said work had caused anxiety. The organisation Mental Health at Work has created a great resource Mental Health at Work Signposting Guide: Anxiety which can be downloaded here, with top tips, including breathing exercises, socialising and more, and advice on how to support colleagues.

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Mental health at work

We can face all kinds of challenges from burnout to isolation at work. Maintaining mental health and our wellbeing at work is important so we can stay happy and healthy. There are some brilliant resources out there which can offer support. For example, the charity Mind has a website jam-packed with helpful information, including how to deal with hybrid working, burnout, and more.

Mental health and wellbeing in the rail industry

At Hey Me, we work with a number of organisations in the rail industry and strive to use communications to support staff wellbeing. New research from the Samaritans has revealed that two thirds (66%) of rail staff said they had experienced a change in their mental health, which had impacted their ability to carry out their work.

If you are part of the rail industry, a great resource is Rail Wellbeing Live. Not only does this organisation host an annual event with a host of useful information, but they also regularly share content throughout the year on key topics, such as taming anxiety, healthy eating, heart health and more.

If you’d like to read more about wellbeing at work, head to our insights page. Do you have any top tips and resources to share? Leave us a comment below!

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