World Mental Health Day

As tomorrow is World Mental Health Day, it is important to look at your stress levels in work and how this is affecting your everyday life. The workplace for many people is a place of community, self-achievement and security, but for many other people it is a place that contributes to stress and a negative effect towards their mental health. More than a third of corporate employees report that the stress in their current job has caused them to consider changing jobs or careers, and that one in five have missed work in the past year because of stress, anxiety or depression. Over the last number of years in Ireland, there has been a growing feel that people need to take more care of their mental health. The growing figure of people having a more positive attitude towards improving their mental health is not always straightforward. 50pc of people surveyed feel they must disguise the stress they feel at work in order to maintain their career prospects. This figure is extremely high, so it is clear that while progress is being made, there is still a lot to do when it comes to tackling mental health issues in Ireland, especially…