June 2020 Safety: Mental Health & Wellness

Good mental health is a holistic approach!

Mental Health is just not mental, it requires the use and good health of the whole body!

How to achieve and maintain Good Mental Health & Wellness

◦Talk about your feeling’s

◦Talk with your friend, family & co-workers. Sharing your feeling with others not only helps your mental health by releasing built up tension but also helps other around you understand where you are at and better assists them to be there for you.

◦TalKeep active

◦Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and can help you concentrate, sleep, and feel better. Exercise keeps the brain and your other vital organs healthy and is also a significant benefit towards improving your mental health.

◦Eat well

◦Your brain needs a mix of nutrients in order to stay healthy and function well, just like the other organs in your body. A diet that’s good for your physical health is also good for your mental health.

◦Drink Sensibly

◦We often drink alcohol to change our mood. Some people drink to deal with fear or loneliness, but the effect is only temporary.

◦When the drink wears off, you feel worse because of the way the alcohol has affected your brain and the rest of your body. Drinking is not a good way to manage difficult feelings.

◦Ask for help

◦None of us are superhuman. We all sometimes get tired or overwhelmed by how we feel or when things don’t go to plan.

◦If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help. Your family or friends may be able to offer practical help or a listening ear.

◦Take a break

◦A change of scene or a change of pace is good for your mental health.

◦It could be a five-minute pause from cleaning your kitchen, a half-hour lunch break at work, or a weekend exploring somewhere new. A few minutes can be enough to de-stress you. Give yourself some ‘me time’.

◦Do something you’re good at

◦What do you love doing? What activities can you lose yourself in? What did you love doing in the past?

◦Enjoying yourself can help beat stress. Doing an activity you enjoy probably means you’re good at it, and achieving something boosts your self-esteem

Triad EAP Offered by SWC

◦Triad EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

◦5 counseling visits a year per incident (i.e. depression, anxiety, grief)

◦Completely free of charge to ALL employees

◦Completely confidential and anonymous

◦Other services offered

◦Concierge services – help you find pet care, dependent/childcare & a wide range of other services

◦ 30-minute legal consultation

◦Financial consultation

Triad EAP Contact information: