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October 12, 2020

How to manage your mental health while job hunting

Jobhunting can be stressful so here are a few tips from Amy from Making Space that may help you along the way.

 Make your goals achievable

Set goals that are clear, achievable with a realistic timeline. This can help you stay motivated and moving forward when job searching. Break bigger goals down into smaller goals.

For example

“I want to get a job in the hairdressing industry” might be broken down into smaller goals “completing a hairdressing course”, “getting some volunteering experience” and “writing a CV”.

Stick to a routine

Try to stick to a routine for going to bed and getting up.  Although it can be tempting to go to bed late and sleep in, in the long term it can be difficult to get sleep back on track and sleep can have a big impact on mental health and productivity.

Relaxation before sleeping

Focusing on less intense activities before you go to sleep is a good strategy, for example, going for a walk, reading a book or listening to music.

Exercise regularly

Exercise is linked to sleeping well and it goes hand in hand with a good sleep schedule. Try to stay active every day; a short walk is enough to make a difference.

Keep in contact

Keep in good contact with people around you about how you are feeling. Don’t be afraid ask for help if you are feeling particularly low or anxious.

 Additional Support

Sometimes we need extra support to get our mental health where it needs to be but don’t always want to speak to our doctor about it . We work with mental health professionals at Making Space who can teach you strategies to improve your mental wellbeing.

If you live in Warrington or Cheshire and are currently out of work, we can help you reach your potential. Through New leaf you will be allocated a dedicated mentor who will help you gain skills, increase your confidence and ultimately get you closer to employment.

So, if you’re stressed or feeling overwhelmed and need some support to find a job then why not sign up to New Leaf today.

 The Samaritans

Whatever you’re going through a Samaritan will face it with you. Their available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call for free on 116 123

Please remember you’re not alone

New Leaf is led by Torus Foundation and is part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and The National Lottery Community Fund.

 

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