According to the Mental Health Foundation, emotional wellbeing is: ‘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, it’s up to everyone to tackle work-related anxiety before it becomes a problem and each employer needs to put preventative measures in place to tackle stress.
Looking after your emotional health is just as important as caring for your physical health, but often the part people pay less attention to. People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their emotions and behaviour. They're able to handle life's inevitable challenges, bounce back when bad things happen and manage stress without falling apart. Of course, that’s sometimes easier said than done. But here's the good news – just as you can improve your physical fitness by working at it, you can improve your emotional fitness, too. It takes time and commitment to build emotional health, but the payoff – of getting more out of life – is worth the effort. So take time to visit http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/ today to find out how to start working on a more confident, resilient and positive version of yourself.