Therapy is a treatment intended to relieve or heal the effects, of an illness whether that be mental, physical or emotional.
This can cover many topics, some of which are listed below;
- Abuse, trauma, or neglect
- Isolation or loneliness
- Discrimination and stigma
- Social disadvantage, poverty or debt
- Severe or long-term stress
- Homelessness or poor housing
- Drug and alcohol misuse
- Physical causes such as; Head Injuries, Loss of limbs, Disabilities etc.
All these factors can have a negative effect on your working life. We spend a considerable amount of time at work, therefore can’t always be expected to ‘park it’ until we clock off. Reach out to your supervisor or manager and explain your circumstances and that you require support from your workplace.
There is a huge focus building around health and wellbeing in the workplace and with good reason. Without a workforce, many businesses simply wouldn’t operate. So often we are expected by others and expect it from ourselves, to just carry on with our daily lives, work and juggling all other aspects of life. It is important for companies to invest in their employee’s wellbeing, not only from a business point of view but if your employees feel valued and that you care for their health, they are likely to be more productive.
Admitting that you need help and accepting it, is not a weakness! We consider it to be brave.
Epica Health, Safety & Wellbeing Ltd offer a wide range of courses, including Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health. If this is something that would be of interest to you, please visit our website or call us on 0151 448 7940.
If you are experiencing issues that go beyond help in the workplace. Mind are a fantastic charity who provide a huge variety of services to be able to help and support you no matter what you are going through.