Mental Health Awareness Week 2023
April 26 2021Read more
Being stressed at work is often a natural part of working life, but being highly stressed and unable to cope with it will bring about difficult times.
Which is why encouraging resilience is an important aspect of any workplace.
Working in the NHS can be challenging, and employees need to be resilient to cope with the demands of their roles.
If you're resilient, you will bounce back from any setbacks and come back stronger. Poor resilience leads to the same issues popping up repeatedly.
Let’s explore resilience and what is needed to improve it in your workplace.
The ability to respond to pressure, deal with adversity, and overcome challenges. Resilience is an important attribute and one which can be learned and improved upon.
Building resilience at work doesn’t have to be tough, and it doesn’t have to be difficult - here, we’ll touch upon a resilience in the workplace definition, the importance of the concept, and some basic tips on making your teams, and yourself, more resilient.
Throughout our lives, we will probably encounter many situations which will cause symptoms of stress, anxiety and sometimes depression. If you can get through these situations, coping well and keeping yourself afloat, you have strong emotional resilience. And this is a positive in the workplace.
When you have strong emotional resilience you have the ability to not only “bounce back” from setbacks, but have the ability to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, while maintaining stable mental wellbeing.
If you lack emotional resilience, you may dwell on problems, become easily overwhelmed or rely on unhealthy coping mechanisms. And of course, it’s difficult to give 100% in all aspects of life when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
Emotional resilience is about taking stock of the things that need to be done, and figuring out the best ways to deal with them in as stress-free a manner as possible - and knowing your limits, and those of the surrounding people.
Embrace change - an essential tool in developing your resilience, being flexible will help you become better equipped to respond when faced with a life crisis.
‘Resilient’ is a little bit of a daunting word. If you or your teams seem to need a little help with resilience, there is professional, actionable help available - you don’t need to figure out how to become more resilient on your own.
This month Health Assured offer a free webinar - The Road to Resilience - where you can learn, in a remote setting, exactly how to manage pressure and expectation, recognise weaknesses and build upon strength. By the end of the course, you’ll be stronger, wiser - and much more resilient.
Having wellbeing resources, such as our EAP or wellbeing app, you can support your employee’s wellbeing, helping them live happier, healthier lives.
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