Prioritising Mental Health at work: World Mental Health Day 2023
Posted by on 10/10/2023
World Mental Health Day takes place every year on October 10th. It's a time to think about how important mental health is, not just here at LHi, but for everyone. In this fast-paced world, looking after our mental well-being is essential for leading happy lives.
This year's theme, "Mental health is a universal human right," is a reminder that we should spread the word, educate ourselves, and do things that make sure everyone can enjoy good mental health.
Harvard Medical School recently conducted a study and found that one out of every two people in the world will develop a mental health disorder in their lifetime (1) . So, to raise awareness and commemorate Mental Health Day we are sharing some top tips for you to keep good mental health when at work:
Make sure you take your lunch break and use this time to have a chat with colleagues and get away from your desk. It’s reported that those who take a lunch break every day, have higher engagement and feel re-energised and productive.
If you’re feeling stressed, listening to a calming song can take your mind off work for a few minutes and refocus. Research has found slow, quiet music can release endorphins and improve our sense of well-being.
We know you’ll have times when you need to work overtime to meet deadlines but try to make this the exception, not the norm. Long hours can quickly take their toll on your concentration, productivity, and health.
Having supportive relationships at work helps create a sense of belonging. It provides social support and reduces feelings of isolation, promoting overall mental well-being and job satisfaction.
Regularly step away from your desk or workspace to refresh your mind and reduce stress. It gives you a chance to recharge, improving overall mental well-being.
Prioritising mental health at work benefits both individuals and organizations by fostering a healthier and more productive work environment. It's a collective effort that requires commitment and ongoing attention from all stakeholders.
Here at LHi, our top priority is the mental well-being and overall happiness of our employees. We've established supportive communities, including one dedicated to mental health (MIND), to provide a welcoming environment where our team members can openly discuss and gain insights into mental health. To find out more about LHi-IN and our D&I initiatives, click here.
If you're seeking a workplace that places a strong emphasis on your mental well-being, and supports you at every step of your career, don't hesitate to reach out to our People Team at: