“Mental wellbeing is a state in which we are able to realise our own potential, cope with the normal stresses of life and work productively and fruitfully”

Promoting mental wellbeing can increase our resilience to cope with life’s difficulties and be able to enjoy life as we should. Good mental health is a key outcome of being engaged in meaningful activity.

There are many ways to improve mental wellbeing such as by being physically active and by taking opportunities for relaxation and social activities. We cannot prevent or treat serious mental illness which requires expert help, which is why people should be encouraged to seek professional support as early as possible – and organisations should be prepared and willing to signpost staff who need such help.

The British Heart Foundation offer further advice around how we can do this within our own organisations. The link below takes you through to their website for more information.

BHF – Health at Work