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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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;