Mental Health In The Workplace

Do you find work issues weigh on your mind long after you’ve left the office? Are you struggling to leave the stress of the working day behind? You might be dealing with work-related stress.

You can begin to experience work-related stress for many reasons. One of the most common reasons for stress at work is when your workload is simply too much for you to cope with.

A little bit of stress can be a good thing. It can even motivate us to achieve our goals. Long-term stress, however, is detrimental. 

Working in an environment with excessive, continuous stress can lead to burnout. This can be caused by an unsustainable workload or if you haven’t taken time to relax and unplug for a while. Burnout is a state of mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion. Work-related stress doesn’t stay in the office either. Many people suffering from burnout report that they struggle to even get out of bed in the morning. Stress can take over and negatively impact your home and social life.

One of the most common side-effects of stress-related burnout is depression. Some of the symptoms of depression are:

  • Continual low mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Constant feelings of guilt
  • Feelings of irritation, especially towards people around you
  • Loss of motivation
  • Finding no enjoyment, especially in hobbies and activities you previously enjoyed


All of these symptoms can negatively impact your ability to perform your job. This only exacerbates the feelings of guilt and stress. It’s important to get help so you can take your life back.

Our mental health team can help provide tailored treatments for workplace stress so you can manage your stress levels and working environment. 

All of our mental health team have experience in a range of mental health issues so they’ll also be able to help you treat any underlying mental health issues, and prescribe preventative measures to better equip you to better manage future stress.

Alongside treatments such as antidepressants and talking therapies, we offer repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). This is an effective, drug-free, non-invasive, and pain-free treatment with minimal side effects that are highly effective. 

Different people respond to different treatments, so we’ll work together to find the right one for you. With the right treatment and support, you can develop emotional resilience at work to deal with stress at work.

It is important to spot early symptoms of stress-related burnout. If you don’t deal with your stress, the problem will only get worse and can lead to a breakdown. If you feel that your symptoms are worsening beyond your control, please call us on 020 132 1440 or visit our contact page to book a private consultation.

Available at the following clinic

Canary Wharf

0207 132 1440

Open Mon – Fri 8AM to 8PM


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Are you feeling stressed at work or seeing signs you’re burning out? Dr Irina Panihhidina, our private psychiatrist here at LycaHealth Mental Health, is based at our Canary Wharf clinic in East London. Dr Panihhidina is on hand to discuss a plan of action and provide treatment for stress at work.

She will advise you on how to deal with stress at work to avoid occupational burnout. Dr Panihhidina will also treat any underlying issues and will prescribe preventative measures to better equip you to better manage future stress.

Burnout is a state of both physical and emotional exhaustion, which is caused by long-term stress. Burnout can make you feel emotionally and physically drained, as well as overwhelmed, and unable to meet work demands. It can affect your work, relationships and if untreated, it can contribute to depression and even lead to serious health issues like a stroke.

Symptoms of excessive stress include irritability, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, nervous habits such as fidgeting, and obsessive behaviour.

Physical symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Teeth grinding
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sweating
  • Frequent colds or infections such as cold sores, and
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea.


In particularly bad cases, excessive stress and overworking yourself can lead to burnout.

Treatment for burnout caused by work stress involves also treating underlying symptoms. Depression is a common symptom of burnout and if talking therapies or antidepressants have been unsuccessful at treating your depression, a course of rTMS may be recommended.

rTMS is a ground-breaking and highly effective therapy, involving using magnetic pulses to influence a particular area of the brain that regulates mood. LycaHealth Mental Health, in association with The London Psychiatry Centre, is proud to offer this service to patients with symptoms of depression at our Canary Wharf Clinic.

You can be referred by a GP or you can self-refer yourself for treatment. To self-refer yourself, simply get in touch with us and we’ll help you book your first appointment.

At LycaHealth Mental Health your treatment can be paid for through your medical insurance or alternatively, you can self fund your treatment.

Workplace stress doesn’t stay at the office. It can create long term health problems and, if untreated, can lead to emotional breakdowns. If you already struggle with mental health such as depression and anxiety, work stress can exacerbate these issues.

Professional help to manage your stress levels can help you develop resilience at work which follows into your personal life.

Your place of work may already offer mental health support as part of their corporate health and wellbeing offering. It’s natural that if this is the environment that causes you stress, you might not feel comfortable accessing these resources through your manager.

All of our stress at work support is completely confidential and you’re able to self-refer. You can get in touch with us to book an initial consultation. 

It can be difficult as an employer to accept the fact you may have employees struggling with stress at work. If you notice an employee is struggling with stress at work, it can make you worry about the environment you have created.

This can be a good time to reassess your workplace environment, or it may be that some people are more prone to stress than others.

We provide a range of corporate health and wellbeing services that can help you give your employees the support they need at work.

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