It is okay to not be okay. There is support for you, if you need it.
You'll have your own ways of coping with difficult things that happen at work, or away from work. Do what works for you. There's no 'right' way to cope with difficult situations, we're all different.
Information and self-care tips
If you need support or just someone to talk to, you can contact:
There's also a wide range of information and advice on our mental health and wellbeing pages.
The five ways to wellbeing
The five ways to wellbeing are simple, everyday things that we can all do to boost our mood. Evidence shows that they can help improve mental health and wellbeing. The 5 ways are: connect, be active, give, take notice and keep learning.
We recommend that everyone completes a minimum level of wellbeing training. A number of e-learning courses are available on the Derbyshire Learning Pool including mental health awareness and stress awareness. Look for the health, safety and wellbeing section under core skills and knowledge. If you're having difficulties logging in or accessing information online, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage employees to develop a Wellness Action Plan (WAP), attached to this page, which can help you to actively support your own mental health by reflecting on the causes of stress and poor mental health, and by taking ownership of practical steps to help address these triggers.
Information for managers
As a manager, it's important that you open up dialogue with your team members to understand their needs and experiences and ultimately better support their mental health.
An e-learning course is available on the learning pool for managers to raise awareness of mental health issues and provide advice on supporting your team.
You should also make yourself familiar with the management of stress policy and guidance.