Stress-busting tips

Your mental health can affect everything from your sleep to your appetite and even your relationship with your job, which is why it’s so important to nurture your wellbeing! Despite this, mental health is often an oversight for many, contributing to poor mental health being the leading cause of workplace illness throughout the UK.

What to be on the lookout for at work

Mental health problems often begin at work, which is why it’s important to recognise the root of your stress in the workplace and discuss the problem with your employer.
Here’s what to look out for:

  • Unrealistic targets and deadlines that are stressful to work to.
  • An excessive or thin workload – too much or too little to do.
  • A messy and uncomfortable work environment.
  • Work that is either too difficult or too easy.
  • Physically demanding work and shift work.
  • Poor communication and a lack of managerial support.

How you can nurture your wellbeing at work

You can also take steps yourself to improve your workplace wellbeing. Here are a few things you should consider!

  • Build friendships in and outside of work – having a friend to turn to in stressful times can be a huge help! Regular meetups with friends can also help.
  • Speak up if you need help at work; at ENS our HR department are the ones to turn to. We also have a stress counselling line which you can call 24/7 for support outside of work hours.
  • If things are overwhelming you, try to step away from the task and have a deep breath. Even a few minutes can help clear your head and focus!
  • Regular exercise and fresh air are huge benefits to your mental health – even a 30 minute lunchtime stroll will help boost your mood.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day and eat enough to keep your energy levels up.
  • Establish a healthy work-life balance – make sure you give yourself plenty of time outside of work for new experiences, friends and hobbies!

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity in the Health and Social Care industry? Browse a huge range of exciting roles on our website!

If you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health issues, please visit SECE Mind’s website for expert guidance and advice.

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What people are saying about ENS

ENS has been our sole agency provider for the past 8 years. During this time we have worked in partnership to establish an agency service that provides us with the assurance that ENS staff are flexible, highly trained and able to adapt to our working environment across all of our diverse services.
ENS has been able to support our services to a very high standard throughout our geographical locations. Key Performance Indicators often exceed agreed outcomes.
Our relationship with their senior team and operational supervisors is professional and open. We are assured that our long standing working relationship with ENS will continue.
To this end we would not hesitate to recommend ENS as an agency provider to support their organisation.

Director of Human Resources and Training – large Housing and Support charity based in London

We needed to fill two last minute vacancies with high quality teachers.  With this brief, Julie from ENS did not disappoint.  One candidate was from Canada and Julie ensured that the move over went as smoothly as possible both for the teacher and the school. 
What impressed me the most was how Julie listened to exactly what I required and so no time was wasted on my part, sifting through candidates who would not have been good enough for my school. I would highly recommend ENS to another school looking to fill their teacher vacancies.

Darren, Drapers Academy in Harold Hill

My daughter Lynda has enjoyed 24 hour care provided by ENS since July 2013. The care staff are all well trained & briefed as to her complex healthcare regime & are also very sociable. This is very important to Lynda who loves to talk &interact with them. They also manage her household budget, encourage her to participate in domestic tasks within her capabilities, & promote a healthy lifestyle. The administration of ENS is excellent & has ensured that Lynda has a regular rota of carers & that when stand ins are necessary that they have had shadow shifts with her.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the hard work and support you have offered our Foyer and Parent and Child Scheme in managing the placement of temporary staff.
We appreciate the level of consistency and continuity your staff have bought to the schemes and would not hesitate in recommending the services of ENS Recruitment.

Foyer Manager – Large Housing Association based in Southeast England