Work can play a positive role in supporting good mental health, for example by helping people to feel fulfilled and valued, and providing a stable routine. But it can also trigger mental ill health by putting too much pressure on people.
Be aware of aspects of your workplace that may be putting undue stress on your team, for example:
- long hours
- unmanageable workloads
- lack of control over work tasks
- difficult relationships with colleagues
When you’re trying to understand how your staff might be feeling, keep in mind whether they are facing any of these difficulties. If they are, they may be at risk of becoming stressed and having poorer mental health as a result.