Wellbeing help and advice
Recent weeks and the coming months will pose challenges for mental health for us all and we’re all different in how we cope with stress and anxiety. Now more than ever, we need to look after each other and take time to think about our own wellbeing and that of those around us.
It’s ok to not be ok
Asking for help when you need it could really help you manage your mental health, so please don't be afraid to do this. Our enhanced Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is available to all Amey employees and their immediate family. It’s confidential, free, and independent from Amey and available 365 days a year, 24/7: click here for details.
215 Wellbeing Ambassadors and 120 Mental Health First Aiders make up our network of people who promote and support the safety and wellbeing of all employees. They're helping to change the way we think about and act on wellbeing in the workplace. They're personable and empathetic so please contact your local Wellbeing Ambassador for a chat, to ask for support or share ideas. Click here for a full list of our ambassadors.
Be kind to yourself and be kind to others
Take time out to do one thing for yourself and one thing for others (be kind to you, be kind to others).
Taking notice is about being aware of your feelings and the spaces you occupy. Taking time to reflect helps you to appreciate what you have and what matters to you, savour the little things – memories, acts of kindness. Taking notice of how other people are behaving and asking how others are feeling can result in offering support to someone who might need it.
Giving back is a simple act of kindness that can make us and others feel supported. It doesn’t have to be much, but reaching out to support a family member, friend or colleague, a charity or community group can make a huge difference.
Physical exercise is proven to have huge positive impacts on our mental wellbeing. Anything as little as jogging on the spot or a quick walk around the block, to running 5km – it is crucial we stay fit and well to maintain a positive mental wellbeing.
In the current climate, where many of us are self-isolating, working from home and unable to see loved ones, it is more important than ever to stay connected. And with today's technology, it is perhaps easier than ever to do so and it's super important to keep us feeling positive.
It is never too late to learn something new. And there is a whole host of benefits that come with it – not just new skills, but a sense of reward and accomplishment that helps maintain a positive mental health.
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