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We’re sorry to hear about what you’re going through. Workplaces can be stressful but if it’s really driving you mad then it’s time to do something about it.
We wonder is there a HR person or a manager or a trade union representative you could talk to about this? If there are specific things that are driving you mad, then maybe there are things a HR person or a manager could do to help? It might help to make a list of anything that adds to making you hate your workplace. Then take each of them individually and see what, if anything, you or a manager could do to make those things better. There might not be anything you can do, but it’s worth making the list so you can see what you’re dealing with and how much would have to change before you would be happy in that workplace.
If you have already spoken to a manager or if you feel like there’s no way to change how you feel about your workplace, it might be worth thinking about changing jobs. Work shouldn’t drive you mad or stress you out – you have to think about yourself and your mental health. Being in an environment that you don’t like day after day isn’t good for anyone’s mental health.
It’s hard these days to think about leaving a job when you don’t know if you’ll get anything else, but we would encourage you to start looking for a new job and see what else is out there.
If you feel like you’re being bullied or harassed in your workplace, you might want to check out our factsheet on bullying in the workplace.
There are some ways of dealing with stress like taking time out for ourselves to relax, exercising and doing breathing exercises. Our factsheet on stress goes into these in more detail. Being able to deal with stress might make it easier to cope at work, for example if you feel yourself getting stressed at work and unable to cope, maybe just go outside for a bit and get some fresh air or do the breathing exercise at your desk if possible.
We hope you have a friend or family member you can talk to about this. It can be tough to go through things like this on our own, so we hope you have someone in your life you can share it with.
If you would prefer to speak with someone you don’t know, you can contact the Samaritans on 1850 60 90 90 24 hours a day or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Samaritans are confidential and won’t judge anything you have to say and can be a great source of support if there’s something we want to talk about.
We hope this helps Frederick.
I hate my workplace don't know how to cope its driving me mad
I really am sorry to hear about what you are going through. If you think that your medication isn’t helping you or that you doctor isn’t listening to you then you should get a second opinion. Nothing you are going through is your fault and there are heaps of therapies and strategies out there that can help you as well as medication.
It must be really frustrating to feel that you have been doing everything that your doctor has advised and to not see much improvement. It’s a really good idea to ask the advise of other professionals so you can make sure that you are getting the best possible treatment for what you are going through. Different things work for different people so it may take some time to find the right professional that helps you, but it will be worth it.
It’s really great that you can see positives in your life and that you have support around you. This can be really hard to recognise when we are going through a tough time so it’s really positive that you know this. It’s a shame that you don’t feel comfortable telling your boyfriend about everyone that is going on for you but it is important that you do reach out to someone. It can be daunting at first but all anyone wants is for you to be OK and to be allowed to support you. You don’t have to go through this on your own. Reaching out to a trusted friend or family member can make a huge difference.
We all need a little extra help sometimes and it can be much easier for us to talk to someone outside of the situation. A professional like a psychologist or counselor will be able to help you understand what you are going through and help you come up with coping strategies.
Bodywhys is a really great service that offers support groups, a low call helpline and email support for people suffering from eating disorders. They are really friendly and will understand what you are going through and will be able to recommend further strategies and services that you may find helpful.
It’s especially important to talk to someone if you are having suicidal thoughts. You need to take these seriously and keep yourself safe. It may not feel like it right now but you can get through this and finding the right person to open up to will make all the difference.
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