A useful definition of emotional wellbeing is offered by the Mental Health Foundation: ‘A positive sense of wellbeing which enables an individual to be able to function in society and meet the demands of everyday life; people in good mental health have the ability to recover effectively from illness, change or misfortune.’ With stress as one of our top reasons for sickness absence, we have a responsibility to our people to take proactive measures against this agenda and put preventative measures in place to tackle work related stress.
Looking after your emotional health is just as important as caring for your physical health, but often the part people pay less attention too. People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their emotions and behaviour. They're able to handle life's inevitable challenges, build strong relationships, and lead productive, fulfilling lives. They bounce back when bad things happen and can manage stress without falling apart.
If your emotional health isn't as solid as you'd like it to be, here's the good news: just as you can improve your physical fitness by working at it, you can improve your emotional fitness, too. There are many things you can do to boost your mood, build resilience, and get more enjoyment out of life. It takes time and commitment to build emotional health, but there's a huge payoff. The more you make healthy choices that strengthen your emotional health, the better you'll feel.
Welcome to CONTACT, the staff counselling, mediation and stress management service.
We have a range of self-help leaflets available for you; just click the title below to download.
- Abusive Phone Calls
- Becoming Assertive
- Bereavement and Loss
- Listening Skills
- Conflict Between Staff
- Panic Attacks
- Stress Mapping
- The ‘Blues’ (depression)
- Traumatic Incidents
Benefits of using CONTACT
Of the staff who used CONTACT for counselling in the past year, 94% said they felt better able to cope after attending. Of people who came for support or counselling, 50% said that they would have taken time off (or more time off) if CONTACT had not been available.