Charity using pebbles and buses to support mental health awareness

Charity using pebbles and buses to support mental health awareness

Charity using pebbles and buses to support mental health awareness

"It's important to make healthy choices throughout life, and, as we increasingly understand the link between mental and physical health, it is apparent that looking after physical health has a direct effect on mental health, and vice versa". This year, the Center has invited the public to reduce the stigma by using the hashtag #stopthestigma on various social media platforms, as well as by wearing a green ribbon. The good news is that we know how much businesses take it seriously, the overwhelming majority want to support their people. While stress isn't a mental health problem, it can lead to depression and anxiety, and even self-harm and suicide. "But unless we step back and find alternative approaches to a life of repeated stressful events, we can't expect the tide of poor mental health to turn". The fact that just 38 per cent feel that their workplace encourages an open culture around mental health is concerning, particularly given the research by Stevenson and Farmer which showed that poor mental health at work could be costing the United Kingdom economy as much as £99 billion per year.

Overall, the data also revealed that across both generations just 14 per cent of people said they were comfortable speaking to their manager about their stress levels.

Supervisors should be encouraged to ask "How are you?"

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The collaborative, profession-wide project, invites all law firms and other organisations to get involved to learn from and share best practice.

Mental health first aid and workplace wellbeing training is one way to ensure that all your staff are aware of the definition of mental health, the facts around mental health and the broad range of ways in which mental health examples can occur - all whilst learning practical ways to have the conversation comfortably.

Over the past few years, there has been encouraging progress made in improving mental health awareness across society, including in the workplace.

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He added: "I've stepped up our support for mental health in the Armed Forces, with an extra £2m of funding a year and a new 24-hour mental health hotline".

Shockingly, 27 per cent have left a job due to it having a negative impact on their mental health and a further seven in 10 have considered handing in their notice for the same reason.

One way employers can support staff is by providing confidential telephone support services through their EAP or to engage an external service such as RedArc, a national long-term support service run by professional nurses.

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The broadcast, which is created to encourage more people to talk openly about their mental health, includes The Duke of Cambridge saying: "Just starting a conversation on mental health can make all the difference, when you talk about something you have less reason to fear it". Switching off from work was the most popular action (27%), followed by seeking colleague support (26%) and listening to music (13%).

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