Life & Progress Tenant Support and Wellbeing Service: Spot the signs
We have partnered with mental health and wellbeing provider Life & Progress to offer a tenant support and wellbeing service.
You can find more information on how to access this service here: Free wellbeing and support service
To support World Mental Heath Day on 10 October, Life & Progress reminds us how to spot the signs of mental health stress:
Throughout our day-to-day lives, our mental wellbeing is just as important as our physical health.
Whether at work or within our personal lives, it's crucial that we recognise the signs of mental health troubles in ourselves, our friends, colleagues, and our loved ones.
Often, people who are grappling with mental health troubles tend to suffer in silence, hiding their emotional troubles and pretending they're okay.
It is so important that we're aware and able to detect any subtle clues that may indicate someone we care about is struggling in silence.
These signs may manifest in various ways, including changes in behaviour, mood, or engagement. Paying attention to these shifts and offering support can make a world of difference.
People may stay quiet about their mental health struggles for various reasons. They might be afraid of being judged, unaware of their own symptoms, worried about burdening others, or not have much access to help.
At work there's added pressure, as they may fear how it could affect their career. Understanding these reasons can help us be more compassionate and create a supportive environment for those who may need it.
Spotting the signs of mental health struggles in others can be difficult but knowing the signs can make a world of difference.
Look for changes in their behaviour, mood, motivation, and their engagement. Look out for signs like increased withdrawal from
social interactions, persistent sadness, irritability, or sudden mood swings. Changes in work habits, such as reduced productivity or increased absences, can also be good indicators.
It's completely normal to feel unsure about what to say or how to help when you notice someone struggling with their mental health.
However, remember that you don't have to have all the answers. The Tenant Support & Wellbeing Service (TSWS) is always there to provide guidance and support.
Accessing the service
- Call 0330 094 8845
- Or visit Tenant Support & Wellbeing Service - 0330 094 8845 - Life & Progress (lifeandprogress.co.uk) The home page will ask you for a username and a password. This is the same for all tenants for ease of access.
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