With one in four of us experiencing a difficulty which will negatively affect our mental health in any one year, alongside busy and sometimes complicated issues at work and home having access to confidential, free and supportive advice, information and support services via your employer enables you to seek quick access to support and help.
We can all feel low or anxious or stressed at times, but sometimes these problems get worse and start to affect our day to day lives.
Most of us feel sad, worried or stressed at some points in our lives and in response to events and experiences such as difficult life situations, physical illness, and problems at work or in relationships. Often these feelings will go away when the difficult situation changes but these feelings sometimes persist and get worse. They start to change the way we act and think and can affect our enjoyment of life.
Often people struggle on without asking for help, hoping that things will get better on their own…. and sometimes they do, but the things we do to try to cope can, without us realising it, make things worse leading to a negative spiral of problems.
The people we see have a variety of problems such as,