Working from home and looking after your mental health

Working from home and looking after your mental health

Working from home for long periods of time can initially feel exciting but it is well known that this excitement can wear off quickly. It is important to consider how working from home could have an impact on your mental health and wellbeing where anxiety and low moods could result if working from home is not managed well.

It is important to develop a plan and reflect on how best working from home is going to work for you. Here are a few tips for you to consider doing to help get the best from yourself while working at home and reduce any negative impacts to your mental health during this time:

Are you set up and ready to work from home?

  • Make sure you are prepared for working from home.
  • Test your broadband speed – most people will be relying on broadband to continue carrying out their work

Test your broadband speed here to check your service capability:

Use an ethernet cable where possible for a more consistent service as WIFI can fluctuate.

  • Ensure you have the correct accessories needed to work from home e.g. headsets that are compatible with your home device
  • Ensure you have a private space where you can focus on your work and not be disturbed

If you notice your mental health deteriorating whilst working from home:

When working from home it takes time to adjust and it may be expected that people will find this more difficult that imagined. Your mental health and wellbeing are of utmost importance during this time. If your mental health begins to deteriorate, feeling lower in mood or anxious remember there is a lot of support out there and it is important to reach out and communicate. 

How can we help support you during COVID-19:

If you are struggling with your mental health and are starting to feel anxious or down due to the financial hardship and worries you are currently having or may have arising. Below is a list of services we have that will be able to support you:

  • Online therapy – we can offer one-to-one therapy delivered through Skype, FaceTime or via telephone.
  • Self-guided therapy – Access an online portal that will allow you to work through your problems whenever suits you, anytime, anywhere.

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