9th July 2019
A cup of tea doesn’t solve everything , but it is a good place to start.
It’s not always easy to talk, because life often gets in the way.
Almost one in two of us keep worries and concerns to ourselves, but a simple chat is a good way to be kind to your mind. That’s why ‘Mind’ have joined forces with McVitie’s on a mission to get the nation talking!
Research shows that connecting with others through conversation is a great way to promote our wellbeing. Why not try one of the suggestions below and and make a connection with a colleague or neighbour today?
- Talk to someone instead of sending an email.
- Speak to someone new.
- Ask how someone’s weekend or evening was and really listen when they tell you.
- Put five minutes aside to find out how someone really is.
- Give a colleague a lift to work or share the journey home with them.
Are there times when you feel stressed?
We all experience stress differently in different situations. Sometimes you might be able to tell right away when you’re feeling under stress, but other times you might keep going without recognising the signs. Stress can affect you both emotionally and physically, and it can affect the way you behave.
We are here for you, if you need to unburden your mind…..
..so next time you are in the supermarket, pick up a packet of McVite’s biscuits, then they’ll be no excuse when you engage in that chat. Quick! put the kettle on!
(P.S keep your receipt and follow the link….ssshhhh)
Something to watch…..
Do we spend too much time worrying about insignificant things?
The Great Outdoors
Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing.
Bringing nature into our everyday lives through activities such as gardening, walking or being around animals can reduce feelings of stress and anger and give you some time out for yourself to relax. Simply being outdoors in natural light can help improve your mood.
Things to do….
Lordington Lavender in West Sussex – Open week 8th-14th July
New Forest & Hampshire County Show – 30th 31st July 1st August
Remember…. be kind to your mind.
17th May 2019
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week 13th – 19th May – and what better time to show your support for better mental health.
Mental Health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, and we’re always on hand to provide information and support for anyone that needs it. But this week is a great time to have a chat with a friend, family member or colleague and have think about your own wellbeing too.
Our Well Being Champion is Kelly Bowles, the role is to help implement and support staff wellbeing through raising awareness of wellbeing activities across the workplace, promoting healthy lifestyles and positive mental health.
Well Being Champions are ambassadors for happiness too. They help others refresh and reinvigorate their existing ways to wellbeing, as well as supporting them to discover and introduce new ways to lasting wellbeing and happiness
Kelly attends regular events to keep current and uses the opportunities share and gather new ideas. Any conversations had with Kelly will be in confidence.
For more information or to obtain one of our ‘Wellness Action Plans’ you can contact Kelly on the following email address; email@example.com
Looking for something different?
From the 24th until 27th of May 2019 at Olympia in London is the ‘Mind Body Spirit’ Well Being Festival.
Something to watch?
BBC1 on Sunday 19th May 2019 at 22:30, HRH the Duke of Cambridge along with football stars, Gareth Southgate, Peter Crouch, Thierry Henry, Danny Rose and Jermaine Jenas gather together in the company of Dan Walker for an extraordinary and revealing conversation about men’s mental health.
A Royal Team Talk: Tackling Mental Health
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental illness each year. In 2016, 15.8 million UK work days were lost due to mental illness.*
The largest causes of sickness absence for our county’s workforce is depression, stress, and anxiety. To ensure our organisation supports our work force and understands their needs and concerns, our Managing Director, Jo Barry & our HR Manager, Bonnie Parker will be attending a Mental Health First Aid course in June.
Places to find information;