Coping with mental health
We now have a dedicated Mental Health First Aider. Sue Andrews attended a 2 day training course in order to assist apprentices with any issues and to provide guidance when needed. If you feel you need someone to talk to you can contact Sue on 07957 462890 for a confidential chat. Alternatively you can send her an email here
Bullying at work
This can happen in many different ways. If you feel as though you are experiencing bullying in the workplace, this can be a very devastating and distressing issue and bullying can affect your emotional health. You may be feeling very low and anxious at the thought of going to work and facing the individual or group that may be subjecting you to this and the bullying may also be affecting family life. The attached links include lots of useful advice.
Cannabis is an illegal drug which can affect your mental health. This link talks about the effects that cannabis can have on your mental health and how to get help and support. You may also find it useful if you care for someone who uses cannabis.
Someone you know may have a mental health problem right now – a family member, your friend, your workmate. He or she just might not know how to tell you.
Being open to mental health can break down any stigma surrounding it. You don’t have to be an expert to talk and to listen, and often it’s the little things that make a big difference. The following links contain useful information and contacts to assist you in these matters.
These practical tips cover the basics of healthy eating and can help you make healthier choices
Healthy eating and staying active, combined with a positive outlook can lead to:
- Reduced risk of heart disease and some forms of cancer.
- Elevated mood, energy and self-esteem.
- Reduced anxiety and stress.
- Opportunities to spend enjoyable time with family and friends.
Sunscreen and sun safety
If you want to stop smoking, you can make small changes to your lifestyle that may help you resist the temptation to light up.
Drug addiction: getting help
If you need treatment for drug addiction, you’re entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem.
With the right help and support, it’s possible for you to get drug free and stay that way.