Looking after your mental health

Looking after your mental health

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week (13th-19th May).  To mark this important event, we’ve written some tips on looking after your mental health:

  • Eat healthily – try to prepare balanced meals and avoid snacking on all of those delicious office treats every day! It’s all about moderation, a treat is what those chocolate bars should be.
  • Keep moving – get out and about during your lunch break or get off the bus a stop earlier and walk as part of your commute.  If you’re feeling more challenged, you could take up a sports hobby or join a gym.  Exercising helps us produce chemicals which make us feel good and helps us tone up and feel better about ourselves – it’s a win, win!
  • Get those Z’s – a lack of sleep can affect your concentration, energy levels and overall mood.  Try to get at least 7 hours of shut eye a night.
  • Be social – chat to your friends, family and colleagues.  Sharing opinions, thoughts and experiences helps us build bonds and form relationships.  This is particularly helpful if feeling stressed or worried about something.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help – not sure how to approach something or struggling with your workload?  Get it off your chest and ask for help when you need it.  In addition to this, look out for those around you and offer help when required.
  • Take a minute to yourself – don’t forget to take a break every now and then.  Have 5 minutes away from your desk, do something you enjoy when you get home, block the world out with your headphones on the bus home.  Ensure you set some time aside just for you.

What we’re doing

At FPSG, we take mental health seriously.  We know recruitment can be a stressful industry and our office is open and friendly.  Our staff are supported everyday and with their progression paths, by both their colleagues and managers.

We are sending our staff on a mental health first aid course with Glasgow Clyde College.  This will give our team an insight to mental health and help them a) cope personally and b) be able to assist others and recognise warning signs of someone struggling with their mental well-being.

To find out more about life at FPSG and how we support our staff, get in touch here.