As part of National Psychology Week (9th to 15th November), the Australian Psychological Society (APS) conducted a stress survey on 1,548 Aussie adults and found the following:
- Almost half of working adults experience stress as a result of workplace issues
- Working Aussies are experiencing higher rates of anxiety and depression compared to previous years
- Aussies are reporting lower levels of workplace wellbeing and satisfaction than previous years
- Aussies are significantly less interested in their jobs compared to last year
What does this mean?
Too many of us are walking around hating the work we do, or the workplace we work in, and feeling disengaged and unmotivated as a result. This is negatively impacting on our mental and physical health and wellbeing.
How can a Psychologist help with these issues?
- Career coaching: help you identify parts of your role or workplace that you enjoy, and identify ways to improve your overall career satisfaction
- Bullying and harassment resolution: support you in identifying, preventing and resolving workplace issues that may be related to bullying and harassment
- Communication: coach you through assertive and respectful workplace communication techniques
- Style differences: help you understand the different personality types in the workplace and how to best interact with them
- Team and morale building: implement strategies to build cohesion and a common purpose amongst groups of people
- Boundary setting: encourage you to adopt healthy strategies for separating work and home issues to prevent burnout and maintaining a sense of work/life harmony
- Stress management: guide you through stress management strategies that can be used in the workplace
What are some ways that you manage workplace stress and improve your health and wellbeing?