Mental wellness is more important than ever. Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing is a priority. Especially at a time where dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work.
Disclaimer: This information is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation
IT’S NEVER WEAK TO SAY THAT YOU’RE NOT OKAY
It’s important to look after your mental wellness during this time by:
- Being aware of how you’re feeling
- Understanding what you can do to take care of your mental wellbeing
Mental health is the way we think and feel as well as our ability to deal with ups and downs.
NAVIGATING MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, prioritising mental health and wellbeing is more important than ever. It’s important to get support if you spot any early warning signs. For example, at work you might notice that you are:
- More tired than usual
- Make silly mistakes
- Often late for work
- Irritable and short-tempered
When we enjoy good mental health we are better equipped to deal with life’s challenges.
Check out other posts in our Toolbox Talk and Wellness series for tips on how to manage your health and wellbeing including, for example, Mental Health Matters, our Fuel your Body posts covering breakfast, lunch, snacks, shift work – tips for healthy eating as well as Alcohol and Your Health, Tips for your Financial Wellbeing and more…
TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
- Look after your physical health. Regular exercise and a healthy diet is good for your physical and mental wellbeing
- Develop and stick to a routine. Having some structure to our days can help with providing stability during challenging times
- Keep in touch with family and friends. Maintaining social connections is important to feeling safe and well. It can also help to share the ups and downs you’re experiencing with someone you feel comfortable with
- Take breaks. Make the most of your work breaks to help clear your head, get some fresh air or have some time for yourself
- Stay informed. Remember to only get updates from reliable sources such as government websites Australia.gov.au and health.gov.au
- Ask for help. Don’t be afraid to seek support if you need help. Your GP is a good place to start and there are also some great online resources available. Beyond Blue has a dedicated coronavirus online and phone support service and the government’s Head to Health website also provides links to trusted Australian resources
NATIONAL SAFE WORK MONTH 2020
Labourpower is proud to join National Safe Work Month as part of our commitment to building safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians.
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
As part of National Safe Work Month, Labourpower also recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2020, including this year’s message to:
“Look after your mental health, Australia.”
WELLNESS GOES 24/7
Labourpower values your health and wellbeing and is committed to wellness in the workplace. We are proud to partner with Workactive to bring you safety and wellbeing programs throughout the year.