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How can you improve your workplace wellbeing?



With National Stress Awareness Day this week and Health and Wellbeing week last week, there has been a big focus in social and mainstream media on work-related sickness. Each week 1 million workers take time off because of sickness and while most will return to work within a few days, around 17,000 will stay off for up to 6 weeks and at this point, almost 1 in 5 will stay off sick and eventually leave work (HSE). In addition, around 300,000 people with a long-term mental health problem lose their jobs each year (Guardian).

Often, pressure and stress at work can increase the likelihood of an employee taking long-term sickness absence, both for physical and mental health reasons. Work can be a stressful place, especially when pressure and deadlines are mounting up and this can contribute to ill-health. A little bit of stress at work is normal, but if it is regular and unmanageable, it may be undermining your health and wellbeing.

It can be easy to slip into an unhealthy routine when you are feeling stressed or have a lot of work to do, so we have put together these tips for keeping healthy whilst at work. Not only can this help you physically, but it can benefit your mental wellbeing too.

 

If work stress, or other issues, are affecting your wellbeing you can call us on 0121 663 0007 for free support. Seeking support can help you to feel better. Take a look at our Services page to see what kind of help is available.

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