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How to manage your mental health in a changing world

Times are ever changing.

And with change comes uncertainty, pressure and tension. As the world moves even faster around us, how do you find your calm and stability and manage your stress so that work stays a pleasure, not a pain?

The Health & Safety Executive has identified six main areas that can lead to work-related stress if they are not managed properly. These are: demands, control, support, relationships, role and change.

So what got me thinking about this?

World Mental Health Day is this Wednesday and it’s great that so many companies are putting on well-being days and programmes to raise awareness of mental health in the workplace.

However, good mental health is for life, not just for Wednesday.

So If you don’t believe you have a solid well-being programme that supports your mental health in any of these areas or like me, you feel you need more than one day of activities, I’d like to explore with you some techniques and solutions that can empower you to build your mental strength so that you are ready for any challenge that arises in the workplace.

Firstly, let’s take a quick look at what we see stress as.

HSE defines stress as ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them’.

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