10 Early Warning Signs of Stress & Mental Health Issues

It is important that we are able to spot the early signs of stress and mental health issues in the workplace. As with physical health, the sooner you intervene and begin to help the problem, the quicker the recovery will be.

It is important that we are able to spot the early signs of stress and mental health issues in the workplace. As with physical health, the sooner you intervene and begin to help the problem, the quicker the recovery will be.

Here are some early warning signs that you need to look out for in your employees/colleagues:

- Arriving late to work/ erratic time keeping

- Loss of concentration

- Being tired all the time

- Appearing withdrawn or agitated

- Decreased productivity

- Changes in eating habits/times

- Lack of co-operation/ communication issues

- Seemingly ‘over the top’ reactions

- Physical aches and pains

- Absenteeism

We all experience some of these from time to time but if one or more of these signs are present for longer periods then there may be some cause for concern.

Katie attended the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy where she set up Altruist in 2013. Since then, Katie has won various awards including Birmingham Mail's Young Achiever of the Year 2017, New Entrepreneurs Foundation 'Future Face of Business' and Entrepreneurial Spark's 'Most Accelerated Business'. She has also been a finalist in nine other award categories and in 2014, Katie was invited to attend the prestigious 'Women of the Year Lunch' in honour of her work raising awareness and reducing the stigma attached to mental health.

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