How are you feeling this year? COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we live. It’s affected how we socialise, how we travel and how we work. For a lot of people, it had a big impact on their employment. So, it’s important to focus on positive mental wellbeing when finding work.
During Mental Health Month, we’re reminded to stop and think about our mental wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around us.
Did you know that one in five Australians experience a mental health illness? It’s often not spoken about and can be hard to spot until it builds up. That’s why National Mental Health Month is so important. It’s all about raising awareness for Australian mental health, so we as a community can come together and support each other.
There are many job seekers who suffer from a mental illness such as depression or anxiety. And, these symptoms can dramatically increase when you are looking for a new job.
If you find yourself feeling down or stressed, here’s a few mental wellbeing activities that can help!
Take 30 minutes each day to check-in with yourself and practice one or more of these mental wellbeing activities. These simple activities can help get you ready to find work.
It helps to have someone there to talk to. Someone to guide you through activities that help reduce stress and anxiety when looking for work or once you’re in a job.
Our team focus on providing support to help cope and overcome anxiety when it comes to finding employment.
Tao had been unemployed for 10 years and struggled with bouts of depression. With help from her Community Solutions Recruitment Partner, Tao was able to gain access to the support she needed and find a job.
“Because of everyone giving me that support. I got myself up and went forward, I said I can do this.” Said Tao.
Last year we placed around 260 people with mental illness into work and the support doesn’t stop there.
We partner with employers to ensure their employees have access to mental health support through the Australian Government Work Assist program. Through this program, employers are provided with training and resources to help their employees stay in or return to work.
If you struggle with a mental illness and are looking for work, read about Tao’s incredible journey and how she overcame her mental health barriers.