Support and information for managing anxiety
The transitional period between working from home and returning to the office may be challenging for some members of staff. That’s why we’ve created support and information about the resources you can access at the College.
It’s completely understandable if you are feeling anxious about returning to the office and we want to support you as best we can, so here are some points that might help in preparing you for your return:
- Take note – Pay close attention to the way you’re feeling on a day-to-day basis, and if you’re finding it hard to manage your anxiety and stress levels consider talking to your line manager about things that could support you or explore your options in terms of counselling through our Employee Assistance Programme. Confidential Care You may also want to discuss any health concerns you have with either your GP or Occupational Health. Alternatively, if you’re experiencing work-based challenges you could talk to a coach or mentor.
- Be patient and flexible – During this transitional period there will be a lot of changes and a need to adapt, it’s important to take your time to get your head around the regular updates and have conversations with your manager about what this means for you in terms of your personal circumstances.
- Look out for each other – Throughout this guidance we’ve highlighted the importance of having ongoing conversations with your manager, it’s also a good time to think about your networks across the College and whether you can engage with them for support whilst also supporting others. You may also wish to engage with new networks – take a look at our staff networks page for more information.
Know where and how to find support – We have included some links to webpages above, but here are some resources and information that you may find useful:
- Courses in support of wellbeing
- LinkedIn Learning specific support
- HR policies and procedures
- The College also has dedicated pages relating to resilience and stress management, where you can find information on workplace wellbeing, along with videos and further resources.
- External resources