It’s Ok To Take A Break: Mental Health

Mental Health is being spoken about now more than ever, and with the increasing pressures surrounding day to day life, it’s important that it is continued to be spoken about. 

Candidates looking for roles will find the digital market at the moment increasingly demanding as well as competitive. Trying to stand out from the competition is never easy, which leads to putting more pressure on themselves to succeed. Once you get in the job, dealing with expectations can also feel like a burden. Most of us have had to deal with the pressures overreaching a deadline and managing various projects.

While burying our heads into the day to day tasks we face at work, home or school, just remember: it’s ok to take a break. According to the annual statistics of the Health and Safety Executive, 12.8 million working days have been lost due to anxiety, depression and work-related stress. The Labour Force survey looked at potential reasons why many people may fall under stress or anxiety. Workload seemed to be a massive factor at 44%, while a lack of support was a problem at 14%. 

Dealing with change in the workplace can be difficult to adjust to for some people, as 8% reported in the survey. Duties need to be attended to in the workplace, however, your mental health is also important. As a recruitment agency, we want to ensure our candidates are fully prepared for interviews in the right way while achieving the very best. The care and well-being of our candidates are of utmost importance. 

Clients may also face the stress of dealing with continuous change in the workplace, while it may be team members leaving (which we offer to help with) or going through other changes in the businesses. Those at different levels may have different levels of stress, but the effect is the same. 

It’s important to take breaks from work-related activity. It’s great to have the motivation and work ethic to achieve, but burnout will only leave lasting negative effects. Digital is getting us to assess our own mental health, but being able to speak about it is still very important.