COVID-19: How Would You Rate the Wellbeing and Mindfulness of Your Team?

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It is important to recognise early warning signs of the potential onset of mental health challenges.

Author: Nick Horton
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According to Health Europa, an international study has recently revealed that 41% of the UK’s population is at risk of mental health challenges due to the impact of Covid-19.

So, as you start to welcome back members of your team over the coming weeks, it is important to recognise early warning signs of the potential onset of mental health challenges.

The main signs to look out for are:

  • Long lasting sadness
  • Extremely high or low moods
  • Excessive fear, worry or anxiety
  • Social withdrawal
  • Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Poor concentration
  • Tearfulness
  • The feeling of being overwhelmed
  • Irritability and short temper 
  • Tiredness and lack of energy

If you start to notice any of the above signs within your team, what can you do?

Here are 3 initiatives that will provide a solid platform upon which to build your support mechanism: 

  1. Introduce and / or continue to promote mental health and wellbeing initiatives across the business.
  2. Have a general discussion about mental health with your team, rather than focusing on individuals.
  3. Develop a Wellness Action Plan (WAP) which is a tool designed to help improve wellbeing and / or support recovery.

Although the effective management of wellbeing and mindfulness can be challenging, it doesn’t have to be time consuming, complicated or expensive.

If you would like guidance on how to introduce a wellbeing and mindfulness programme within your business, and would like to schedule a 10 minute discovery call to discuss the topic in greater detail, click on the  calendar below:

Nick Horton

Sales Trainer/Keynote Speaker

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