This Sunday, 10th October, sees World Mental Health Day. Recognised by the World Health Organisation on this day every year.
In light of this we have put together some information we think you will find useful.
This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’.
The Coronavirus pandemic has brought uncertainty to a whole other level and for those of us who struggle with ”the not knowing”, stress can pile up and before we know it, our mental health might be impacted.
There are simple steps you can take to look after your whole self. You can use the ‘My whole self MOT’ from Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England. You can use this MOT to check in on your own and others’ mental health and wellbeing. It includes simple steps you can take to look after “your whole self” along with useful links to further information.
Is your workplace stress getting too much? While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and performance, impact your physical and emotional health which can cause accidents and negligence in the workplace, and affect your relationships and home life. It can even mean the difference between success and failure on the job so can knock your confidence.
The NHS have devised a quick 5 question quiz to help improve your mental health and wellbeing. Take a look here
If stress on the job is interfering with your work performance, health, or personal life, it’s time to take action. No matter what you do for a living, or how stressful your job is, there are plenty of things you can do to reduce your overall stress levels and regain a sense of control at work. As an employer, there are various things you can do to show support to your employees and their mental health in the workplace.
We have various ways we can help you can put mental health in the spotlight;
- We are a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Training Instructor centre providing various levels of Mental Health First Aid courses
- We also have blog features on our website providing guidance and advise
- Our consultants can also help employers comply with their statutory duties and undertake stress assessments.
If you have any questions or would like any further information on Mental Health in the workplace, please do contact us.