Simple steps to feel more connected at work
Friday, 7 May · 1 min read

Whether you’re working from home or the office, if you’re feeling disconnected from your team, it’s important to take steps to keep yourself from feeling isolated and lonely.

Some research suggests that loneliness can impact your mental health, increasing your risk of stress, sleep problems, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.

Fortunately, you can do things to feel more connected and build good social relationships, which can help protect your mental health.

Try reaching out to co-workers.

If you’re feeling disconnected from your colleagues, chances are someone else in your team is too. To get to know your colleagues better and build new connections, try:

  • asking a team mate to go for a coffee break or short walk outside the office
  • setting up a video call with a colleague from another team to get to know each other
  • having lunch as a team in person or over video call where you don’t discuss work

Did you know, you can use the Healthily app to track your mood? Go to ‘My account’ then 'My trackers' and choose ‘Mood’ to get started.

Quick Quiz
Making social connections can improve your quality of life. True or false?