Workplace Stress and Mental Health

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On the whole, having a job is of huge benefit to our health and overall attitude towards life. However, when we face significant stress in the workplace, it often outweighs any possible benefits and can even pose a threat to our health.

Stress at work can result from a range of factors, including heavy workloads, tight deadlines, a lack of job security, and interpersonal conflicts.

Left unaddressed, it can have severe consequences, manifesting in anxiety, burnout, depression, and even physical health problems. This is why it’s essential to take proactive steps to manage and alleviate workplace stress.

At Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling, our team of psychologists, therapists and counsellors offer work stress counselling in Newcastle, helping you to learn how to manage your work stress as effectively as possible.

In this blog post, we will delve into the impact of workplace stress on mental health, offer tips for coping with it, and outline the counselling services we provide to support individuals in their journey toward a healthier work-life balance.

The Impacts of Workplace Stress

Workplace stressors can be broken down into two types: physical and psychosocial. Physical stressors are to do with the physical environment, such as poor lighting, noise, poor workplace layout, and ergonomic factors.

More predominant than these are psychosocial stressors are – these include high job demands, inflexible working hours, job insecurity, poor work design and structure, bullying, and harassments.

In response to these stressors, the initial stress that occurs can eventually lead to burnout, depression, elevated blood pressure and anxiety – which increase the risk of anxiety disorders, and physical illnesses.

Workplace stress also affects employers, by reducing productivity, increasing absences and higher employee turnover rates.

Coping Strategies for Workplace Stress

To begin to manage and cope with work-related stress, there are a number of steps that can be taken:

Time Management: Prioritising tasks and setting realistic deadlines can help you to prevent feeling overwhelmed.

Work-Life Balance: Maintaining a healthy work-life balance by setting boundaries and dedicating time to personal interests and relaxation can also help to reduce stress.

Seek Social Support: Sharing your concerns with trusted colleagues or friends can help you to gain perspective and some emotional support.

Work Stress Counselling Newcastle

In many cases, coping strategies alone may not be enough to overcome workplace stress. Our team of experienced psychologists in Newcastle are experienced in providing evidence-based counselling for individuals dealing with work-related stress.

Our stress counselling sessions are tailored to your unique needs, focusing on improving your mental health and overall wellbeing.

We use a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)Solution-focused TherapyPsychodynamic Therapy (Psychotherapy) and Mindfulness Meditation to help you regain control over your life and build resilience in the face of workplace stress.

Contact Our Stress Counsellors in Newcastle

If you think that our work stress counselling in Newcastle may benefit you, send us a message using the form below or call us on 07966645198 to speak to a member of the team today.

Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Psychologist)

Best wishes,

Dr Stuart Sadler

Lead Clinical Psychologist

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