Most of us have experienced challenges during the Covid pandemic in relation to many issues including anxiety about the virus itself, missing social interactions with family and friends, feelings of isolation and the impact on how we work.
For some individuals their mental health has deteriorated during the last year due to Covid, so it’s important to not only recognise this in yourself and others and to consider what actions can be taken to improve mental wellbeing.
The MIND charity has done some amazing work, particularly over this year in relation to support and advise during the pandemic. Their webpage ‘Coping with mental health during Coronavirus’ gives great tips which we can all take on board in relation to improving our mental health including talking to people you trust, thinking about your routine, thinking about your physical health, making a care box and much more. Why don’t you take a read and consider what small changes you could make in your life to support your health and wellbeing during the pandemic and beyond.
Also maintained school have 6 months free access to the Employee Assistance Programme, paid for from central Children’s Services Directorate.
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Occupational Health is committed to supporting staff in relation to their health and wellbeing. Our staff have a wealth of experience and knowledge in all aspects of health and the effect on work so we’re here to advice on how best to support an individual who may be experiencing difficulties.
If you would like to know more about our Health and Wellbeing services or the Employee Assistance Programme, please book a Head to Head meeting.