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Wellbeing At Work- 3 Tips To Conquer The Slump

Feeling stuck and hopeless? You are not alone. Even the most motivated of people are faced by a wave of demotivation at times. It is common to get into a slump. Consequently, we feel the impact of it in our life and in the way we handle change. But do not lose hope! The Mental Health Coach is here to provide you with guidance on how to manage stress and recover from burnouts, starting with three simple tips to maintain your wellbeing at work and conquer your day. We also run a Workplace Mental Health Training program, that has specifically been designed to boost your work life through a consistent focus on your mental wellbeing.

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1. Start small and build up gradually 

If you are having a hard time getting started, chances are you are thinking too big. Overwhelming yourself with a vision of the future and to-do lists can often be counter-productive. Say you want to pick up a new skill, then start with 30 minutes of practice everyday. If you want to make progress on a project, start by focusing on the small wins. You want to exercise and become healthier, then start with a 30-minute walk daily. Taking baby steps to make sure you are not overwhelmed with stress and anxiety is they key. Then, build on these small goals to give yourself momentum to move towards your bigger goals.

All of the above while focusing on your mental health is what will help you get far. Start your journey of maintaining mental well being at work and home with us. Our Bespoke Mental Health Coaching or Personal Mental Health Coaching are tailored just for this.

2 . Focus on the essentials

The most common cause of burnout is overloading yourself with an unrealistic amount of tasks. This often leads to overwhelming emotions and a loss of motivation. It is a common pitfall to take on too much, overestimate your productivity, and then lose energy and focus. In this case, it is recommended to strip down your responsibilities.  Focus on the most essential ones and prioritise them. 

Following this approach with your work and prioritising your responsibilities allows you to devote your energy and motivation to the most important tasks and manage time better. Starting your workday with the most pressing priorities and finishing them will allow for a sense of accomplishment. This will then go on to fuel you throughout the day. It will also contribute towards your positive mental wellbeing at work.

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3.  Find happiness in the process 

It is crucial to acknowledge that life has ebbs and flows. Focusing on being resilient in the light of that is the stepping stone towards enjoying what one does. This applies to one’s personal or professional life. It is important to constantly monitor your thoughts. Acknowledging negative thoughts, understanding their cause and trying to replace them with positive affirmations is life changing. Additionally, learning how to manage your emotions and regulate stress through meditation, counselling, and proper care of your physical health are some methods to reinvigorate and maintain motivation. To improve your wellbeing at work and avoid slumps, it is important to understand yourself. More so, it is important to understand your motivations, callings, and problems. The Personalised Mental Health Coaching – Bespoke and Workplace can help you with gaining self-awareness and maintain mental wellbeing at work and home.

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Mental health slumps are common and it is important to acknowledge that rather than dismissing the feeling. We at The Mental Health Coach understand that. We are here to help you get out of the rut and create motivation to tackle daily challenges. Hopefully, our three tips can be starting points for you in finding your motivation to tackle your workday. 

For better management of your mental wellbeing at work, join The Mental Health Coach’s Mental Health Workplace Training today. We also offer a range of Mental Health First Aid courses for different audiences as well as relationship mental health coaching, change management mental health coaching, & leadership mental health coaching. Contact us today to know more about our courses.

The Importance Of Teaching Your Kid About Mental Health Issues

Having good mental health is equally important for the overall wellbeing of kids, as it is for adults. However, most kids are only taught how to read and write at school and about good manners at home. Kids mental health is often not given much importance which goes on to affect their wellbeing.

Parents should guide their kids on how to have awareness of their feelings, how to self-regulate, and be resilient amidst daily challenges. Kids mental health is as important as their physical health, and must be given equal priority. Here is why and how you can make mental health education a part of your child’s life. 

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Why kids mental health education should start at a young age?

The lack of focus on kids mental health literacy has resulted in mental health problems.  Consequently, it leads to declining mental wellbeing later in life. This might be one reason why the prevalence of kids mental health problems in Australia has not decreased in the last 15 years. That too, despite efforts in creating increased awareness.

Early mental health education also reduces the stigma around it. Negative attitudes toward stereotyped groups can lead to further distress, shame and anxiety. By educating kids about mental health at an early age, we begin to normalise conversations around mental illnesses. Consequently, this will help eliminate the stigma surrounding it.

Emotional development is a key part of a child’s healthy growth and helps with their mental wellbeing. It is increasingly important to prepare your kids with essential toolkits and knowledge. This is important so that they can tackle the challenges that they will face on their journey of growth and maturity. Being mentally healthy allows kids to become comfortable socially. It also regulates their behaviour and increases their confidence in dealing with challenges. Especially those related to their mental well-being. It is important for kids to be equipped with the tools to build up resilience to get through difficult times. Furthermore, they should become comfortable with connecting with others and asking for help. After all, prevention is better than cure. The Mental Health Coach offers parents the toolkits to help guide their children towards a path of growth. 

Talking to your child about their mental health 

You can help children be more aware of their emotions by talking to them about how they are feeling. Communicating openly will help them face their emotions better. It will encourage them to normalise acknowledging their emotions. Furthermore, they will become more comfortable with expressing how they feel. 

Learning how to manage emotions is important for creating resilience. By teaching kids how different emotions influence their actions and behaviours, and how they can manage them in healthy ways, children will become more emotionally mature as they progress into adulthood.  Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is the starting place for kids mental health education.

Learn about mental health to deepen your knowledge on different issues and ways to improve your kid’s toolbox, so as to enable transparent conversations around kids mental health. 

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Incorporating mental health education into your child’s daily routine 

Rest and relaxation, movement, mental exercises, play and socialising are important aspects of mental wellbeing . Sleep is also critical to physical and emotional health. Parents should prioritise sleep as well as play time. They should experiment with creative activities and simply have fun. 

There are a variety of activities that can be used to relieve stress and help kids or youths learn how to reflect on their emotions. Meditation is one of the activities that parents should incorporate in their child’s daily routine. A gratitude exercise or light physical exercise are some forms of meditative activities that could be incorporated. The Mental Health Coach’s programs such as the Personal Mental Health Coaching and Youth MHFA offer guidance on this and much more. To know about what you will learn in the Youth MHFA program, you can read our detailed post on it here.

Preparing kids for adulthood by teaching them about kids mental health issues is crucial for a well-rounded education. At Mental Health Coach, we aim to be a place of support. We also want to give you and your family the essential tool kits to build better mental health. The Mental Health First Aid Course for youth and the Personalised Mental Health Coaching program are created to equip youths and parents with the necessary skills and knowledge for better mental health management.  Contact us today to know more about the other courses we offer or to join one of our courses.

What you’ll learn in Youth Mental Health First Aid

If you are working with youth, or have an interest in the mental health of young people, the Youth Mental Health First Aid course will suit you.

You’ll learn about the experiences of young people and how they develop mental health problems, the common signs and symptoms, and a model for having a safe conversation with a young person about their mental health.

It’s focussed on the specific need of young people, and gives adults the skills needed to help young people with their mental health.

What you’ll learn in the Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

  • An overview of mental health for youth and Mental Health First Aid
  • Common myths and misunderstandings about mental illness
  • The common signs and symptoms of a mental health issue in youth
  • How to approach young people about their mental health
  • How to assess the severity of the situation
  • What to do in a mental health crisis situation
  • Practical skills to intervene in real-world mental health situations youth experience
  • How to encourage young people to get professional help
  • A range of options and places for youth to access professional help

Mental Health Issues Covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance abuse problems
  • Eating Disorders

Mental health crises covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (deliberate self-harm)
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug and alcohol
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours

Other options

If you’re looking for a course that is focussed on Mental Health First Aid for adults, you may like to take a look at our specific adult courses, delivered face to face, or online.

If you have already undertaken your Mental Health First Aid qualification, a refresher program might be a good fit for you.