There are many ways that an employer can help employees when it comes to mental illness. From increasing the understanding of mental health conditions via courses like these Tidal Training mental health training courses, to having a designated mental health person who can act as a support to people who are struggling with mental illness.
If you are working and are suffering with a mental health condition, there are also things that you can do at work to help yourself. Here are a few ideas…
Learn and Practise Good Time Management – Something that can make a mental health condition worse is the feeling of increased stress, and the threat of missing a deadline or feeling that you are overwhelmed with work can have a negative effect on your mental wellbeing. There are lots of great time management techniques, find some that help you.
Breathing – Learning breathing techniques can help you to keep calm and remain focused – and the best thing is you can do them anywhere, regardless of where you work, and you don’t need any tools to help you! Regulating the breathing and taking deep breaths., like the 4,6,8 breathing technique can help when you feel panicky or overwhelmed.
Talk – You don’t have to go around telling everyone, but letting a trusted person, either a colleague, first aider, or manager know that you have a mental illness will mean that they will be aware of it, and you will have someone who knows what is going on for you.