Feelings of anxiety are normal emotions. However, life events such as bereavement, separation, job insecurities or the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, and long-term personal, family, or work pressures can exacerbate anxiety which may develop into a detrimental long-term mental health issue.
Recent research found 914,000 people were suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety (Health and Safety Executive 2022).
In this mProve in 30, delivered by Health@Work’s Wellbeing Consultant Suzanne Wootton, we will discuss the personal and occupational causes of anxiety, the impact of anxiety on our behaviours, simple strategies to reduce anxiety, and what you could do as an employer to support the mental health and wellbeing of your employees.
This session will cover:
- What is anxiety?
- The behaviours, signs and symptoms of anxiety
- Strategies to reduce anxiety
- What you can do as an employer to support employee mental health