Mental Health Tips: at Home and in the Workplace

January 31, 2018For Employees, Keep Well
Workplace Mental Health

In any given year, one in five Canadians will personally experience a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression. And these problems are on the rise, particularly in younger generations.

People of all ages are increasingly living online, and feeling the stress of the constant barrage of information. We’re dealing with a very fast-paced society, high workplace pressures, and the growing cost of living. So it’s no wonder that anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, and depression are on the rise.

Here are some tips on improving your mental health at home and in the office:

  • Get Moving: Regular exercise is one of the most effective tools for improving mental health. Don’t think you have time? Try sneaking in some of these activities at work.
  • Talk about it: There’s much less stigma around mental health issues – and reaching out for help. Wello Nurse Practitioners are here to help individuals to identify issues and get you the support you need.
  • Take a Break: Between busy times at work and busy times at home, sometimes, life can get a bit overwhelming. The next time you find yourself feeling stressed, take a break. Tidy your desk, take 10-minutes to do some stretches, go for a walk or boost your brain power with a quick game of sodoku.

If you’ve joined Wello as part of a corporate program, you have full access to our caring Wello Nurse Practitioners, who have the training and knowledge to help you with a wide range of mental health issues.

You can have a confidential chat with us on the phone or video. From there, we’ll talk to you about next steps, whether that’s getting a prescription renewed, referring you to a psychologist for ongoing counseling, or working with other professionals to help you tackle an addiction.

Whatever you’re struggling with, our Wello Nurse Practitioners are here to support you – without judgment and with the highest level of compassion and professionalism.

You can book a phone or video visit in one of these easy and convenient ways:

  • Email an appointment request to  hello@wello.ca
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