Promoting World Mental Health Day 2021
Our focus for World Mental Health Day 2021 is on how you can promote mental health in the workplace. First, we want to know if your mental health seems to have an impact on your job. The answer is an emphatic yes. Your mental health influences your actions, as well as how you interact with others and accomplish your job. Understanding any issues you’re having will assist you in making better decisions and will inform you about how poor mental health can affect your overall health.
Focusing on the Positive
People who are in good mental health are more likely to be positive and enthusiastic at work, which helps them stay motivated and perform effectively. It also encourages people to concentrate on the positive rather than the negative.
Everyone’s Mental Health is Different
Mental health is an aspect of a person’s personality that can cause them to act differently than others in the same environment. It can also cause a person’s personality to change, withdraw and lose interest. As a result, mental health must be treated seriously, because when properly managed, it allows persons with mental problems to work and enjoy the activities they enjoy.
Improving Mental Health at Work
People frequently search for ways to improve their mental health at work. According to studies, employees who have a more optimistic attitude on life are less stressed and happier at work, which benefits them and those around them! Employees who suffer from mental ill-health can have problems coping in the workplace.
Mental Health and COVID-19
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some people are having difficulty overcoming mental illness, therefore finding ways to maintain good mental health is essential. Poor mental health can lead to low self-esteem, problems working, and financial difficulties. Someone with a mental illness may find it difficult to keep a job or get work. Because mental illness affects families and people all across the world, it can be challenging to locate appropriate health care for those who need it.
Mental health awareness training can be effective as it enables you to learn how it can impact an individual’s behaviour, emotions, and how they think about themselves and others.
10 Tips to Improve Mental Health
INFRA Skills have put together a list of ten useful tips that can help if you are struggling with your mental health.
1) Recognise mental health signs in yourself
If you are at work, deal with mental stress by using relaxation techniques or meditation to clear your mind of tension or mental blocks. You can also exercise or play sports to relieve mental anxiety in your free time.
2) Listen to your body’s physical needs
Your mental health is affected by your body’s physical state. Take care of yourself, eat properly, and make sure you get enough sleep at night. A healthy lifestyle that includes good eating habits, exercise, and getting enough sleep will help improve your mood and overall wellbeing. It will always help if you take good care of your physical needs.
3) Don’t think mental illness has no cure
There are many mental illnesses that can be managed with treatments like psychotherapy, medications, or both. If you feel mental illness symptoms starting to affect your mental health, contact your mental health professional right away for treatment options.
4) Engage in mental activities that calm you down
At home, take on tasks that relax and engage your mind. If you are looking for new mental hobbies, try arts like painting or cooking, mental games like chess or bridge, or mental exercises like meditation. Many techniques will help channel your mental energy in positive ways.
5) Find mental support networks
People with mental health support systems are more likely to enjoy better mental health, so find people you can rely on for emotional support. Seek out individuals who care about you so that when you are feeling down, you can talk to these mental health supporters to prevent your mental health from getting worse.
6) Adopt a positive approach
Your mental health can be improved by adopting a positive mental attitude. This involves being aware of your mental state, understanding that mental health symptoms are manageable, and letting go of negative feelings.
7) Avoid bad social habits and addictions
Social media addiction is a common problem affecting many people’s mental health today, so limit your usage. Some apps can help you monitor your time online. Drinking alcohol can also affect your mood and emotions in different ways, so try to cut it down if you feel excessive drinking is causing problems in your life.
8) Take good care of yourself
When feeling down, don’t isolate yourself from society. Being alone can worsen depression symptoms instead of improving them, so surround yourself with positive people and find healthy activities that will help you get a different perspective and feel more positive.
9) Seek professional help for clinical support
You should always take good care of your physical health. If after speaking to your doctor they prescribe medication, follow the dosage instructions carefully to improve your moods and overall wellbeing. Taking nutritional supplements can also help ensure that your physical needs are met.
10) Don’t let your mental health define you
You might feel that your life is filled with so many problems. But you don’t have to let mental health problems get in the way of achieving your goals and living a fulfilling life. Mental Health should not be a reason to stop you from living a full and active life.
We hope this article has helped you understand the significance of mental health awareness. Because mental health affects many people’s emotional and physical wellbeing worldwide, spreading information on how to maintain good mental health is critical for improving your own and that of those around you.
For more information about World Mental Health Day 2021, visit the Mental Health Foundation Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day