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Hybrid working: starting in the workplace
Hybrid working: starting in the workplace

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8.2 Recognising when you need support

Sometimes at work things can become overwhelming and you may feel like you’re struggling to cope with work pressures, or perhaps it is simply the fact that you feel isolated working in an unfamiliar hybrid environment.

It’s crucial to remember that you are not alone: many people will feel like this, and the most important thing is to understand that you can ask for help at any time. In your job you can always turn to your manager or team leader for advice and support; they may be able to talk things through with you to see how they can help.

Alternatively, there may be a wellbeing team within the organisation who can support you. Whatever the case, be sure to talk to your colleagues and manager about your feelings if things become difficult. No job is worth sacrificing your mental health over.

Activity 14 Taking care of your mental health

Timing: 15 minutes
  1. Visit the Student Minds website. [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] This is a fantastic charity with lots of support for students and young people, as well as loads of great resources for anyone feeling lonely or needing additional help.

  2. Watch the video Working from home – taking care of your mental health on YouTube (Trainer Bubble, 2020). Write down your top take-aways from the short clip.

For more guidance on managing your wellbeing whilst working in a hybrid or remote model, explore the Hybrid working: wellbeing and inclusion course that is part of this collection.