What is mental health?

Lots of people immediately associate the term 'mental health' with mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. But mental health is really the opposite – rather than being about 'what's the problem', it's really about 'what's going well?'

Anxiety and depression

Struggling to cope with day-to-day life? Lost interest in enjoyable activities? Noticed one of your colleagues seems withdrawn?

Learn how to spot symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Managing stress at work

Workplace stress is a major risk factor for anxiety and depression. Most jobs have some degree of stress, and this is often beyond our control – we can't always set our own workloads and deadlines, or change the workplace culture. However, there are some strategies everyone can adopt to manage and reduce their own stress levels, as well as finding a positive work-life balance. 


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It's up to


whether you tell

your employer 



Talking about a mental health condition
at work

Choosing whether to tell your employer or colleagues about your mental health condition is a personal decision that’s different for everyone. You don’t have to let your employer know, but it can be useful if you need some support at work or changes to your role. If you’re considering telling others at work, we can help you weigh up the pros and cons.

Working with a mental health condition

Whether you’re able to continue working or need some time off to recover, you might need extra support from your employer and some changes to your job. Work can play an important role in your recovery from an episode of depression or anxiety, but it’s vital that you and your manager address any workplace issues or stresses together.