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Mental Well Being

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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It is increasingly being recognized that mental health of employees is crucial determinant in their overall health and that poor mental health and stressors at workplace can be contributory factors to range of physical illnesses like hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular conditions, amongst others. In addition, poor mental health can also lead to burn - out amongst employees, seriously affecting their ability to contribute meaningfully in both their and professional lives. Data from different countries around world indicates that mental health problems are cause of number of employees dropping out of work. In Netherlands, around 58 percentage of work - disabilities are related to mental health. In UK, it is estimated that around 30 - 40 percentage of sickness absence is attributable to some form of mental illness. Mental health problems have impact on employers and businesses directly through increased absenteeism, negative impact on productivity and profits, as well as increase in costs to deal with issue. In addition, impact employee morale adversely. Work - related stress is major cause of occupational ill health, poor productivity and human error. This means increased sickness absence, high staff turnover and poor performance in organization and possible increase in accidents due to human error. Work - related stress could also manifest as heart disease, back pain, headaches, gastrointestinal disturbances or various minor illnesses; as well as psychological effects such as and depression, loss of concentration and poor decision making. Stress is adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demands placed upon them. There is clear distinction between pressure, which can be motivating factor, and stress, which can occur when this pressure becomes excessive. Some occupations at more risk of mental health problems than others. Studying in Netherlands maps skill levels against pace of work to have idea about risk for stress levels and mental ill health for different occupations. Higher stress levels correlate higher risk for mental ill health. Figure 1 maps risks for stress and mental illnesses for range of occupations, based on work pace and skills.

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Early Warning Signs

Not sure if you or someone you is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of following feelings or behaviors can be early warning sign of problem: eating or sleeping too much or too little, Pulling away from people and usual activities, Having low or no energy, feeling numb or like nothing matters, Having unexplained aches and pains Feeling helpless or hopeless Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual Feeling unusually Confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scar Yelling or fighting with Family and Friends Experiencing severe Mood swings that cause Problems in relationships Having persistent thoughts and memories you can't get out of your head Hearing voices or believing things that are not true Thinking of harming yourself or others Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or School learn more about specific Mental health Problems and where to find help.

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Mental Health and Wellness

Mental health is positive concept relating to social and emotional wellbeing of individuals and communities. Having good mental health, or being mentally healthy, is more than just absence of rather its state of overall wellbeing. Concept is influenced by culture, but it generally relates to: enjoyment of life Having ability to cope with and bounce back from stress and sadness Being able to set and fulfil goals Having capability to build and maintain relationships with others. Term Social And Emotional Wellbeing Is Preferred By Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Peoples As It Reflects More Holistic View Of Health. It is also used by some people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, WHO may have concepts of Mental Health and Mental Illness.

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