Many people are experiencing extra worry and stress at this current time. The added pressures of working from home in isolation from colleagues and peers, is likely to have a long-lasting effect on their mental health and wellbeing.
Encouraging your employees to actively look after their mental health can give them a sense of control and purpose. It will also help them cope with the current situation and give them the perspective to understand that this is a temporary situation which will pass. Attending to our mental health now has the potential to provide resilience and skills to help in the future too.
Here are Norfolk and Waveney Mind’s top tips on managing anxiety during the pandemic:
•Remember that your anxiety is not a permanent state of affairs – it will pass!
•Limit your exposure to the news. Of course you need to keep abreast of the latest advice. But constant exposure to the news may keep triggering your anxious state – it’s good for your immune system too!
•Bring your human, reasoning brain (the neocortex) to the situation:
•Be aware of your own signs of stress and take action to relieve them:
Norfolk and Waveney Mind’s dedicated Commercial Training Team has a range of virtual workshops and courses to support people in whatever situation they currently find themselves in.
Individuals can book on to an open course, or courses can be delivered privately to an organisation. All courses are delivered by qualified and experienced trainers in a small and intimate group (maximum of 12 delegates). This allows for in-depth discussion and the opportunity to support one another during the pandemic. All courses are delivered virtually via Zoom. Courses are suitable for anyone with an interest in mental health and/or supporting others:
For more information or to book on to an open course, please visit Norfolk and Waveney Mind’s website. If you’d like to book a private client course delivered directly to your organisation, please contact Natalie Sutterby, Commercial Development Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org