It feels as though there is a lot of uncertainty to deal with at the moment. This article from Stylist has helpful tips on focusing on what you can control and what you have power over - including your own responses to situations and events.
Coping with news anxiety
There’s a lot going on in the world right now and it can feel frightening. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed. We’ve faced lots of challenges over the last couple of years. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the cost of living crisis, war abroad and political change at home, it’s tricky to keep on top of it all without feeling anxious.
The truth is, many of these things are outside of our control. This lack of control can lead to an overwhelming sense of anxiety; of not knowing what to expect and when.
So, if you’re finding it hard to stop worrying about the uncertainties that surround us right now, what can you do? And how can you support each other at work?
Here are some of our best resources for helping you through the issues we’re facing in today’s news stories.
Resources in this toolkit:
People managers’ guide to mental health
For employees to stay well and in work, it's vital for them to be able to talk to managers about stress and mental health. This guide has practical advice, information and templates to support managers and employers to facilitate this.
The past few years has seen a rise in racism, and we know there's a link between experiencing racism and your mental wellbeing. This article explores ways in which you can start conversations about it in your workplace, and begin to plan solutions.
This help page from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma explores some things you can do if you, a colleague, or one of your reports is the target of a hate campaign. It was written for journalists, but can help anyone who works on social media.