Workplace stress is a major risk factor for anxiety and depression. Most jobs have some degree of stress, and this is often beyond our control – we can’t always set our own workloads and deadlines, or change the workplace culture.
However, there are some strategies everyone can adopt to manage and reduce their own stress levels, as well as finding a positive work-life balance.
Part of taking care of your mental health is also about looking at your overall wellbeing. A balanced diet, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep and avoiding harmful levels of alcohol and other drugs all contribute to mental wellness.