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Use this page to learn how to support your own mental health and wellbeing at work or while volunteering.
Research by the New Economics Foundation has identified five ways to promote mental wellbeing.
Connecting with others is key for people’s wellbeing. Research shows that good quality social interaction helps prevent many mental and physical health problems.
Exercise protects and improves our overall health, mood and wellbeing. You can be active by:
Learning can boost your self-esteem and help you connect with others. Setting goals is particularly beneficial for wellbeing. You can learn something new by:
Giving improves mental health and wellbeing by creating a sense of reward. Some ways you can give at work are by:
Noticing things can help you have a clearer mind and slow down your thoughts. You can pay attention by:
Some other ways you can increase your wellbeing at work include:
Problems and challenges at work can impact your mental health and wellbeing. Examples include:
Whatever the reason, there are ways to help you feel better. Mind has information and practical suggestions for being mentally healthy at work.
You can use the Acas helpline to talk about workplace problems and learn about your options.
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