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World Mental Health Day 2020

09 Oct 2020

2020 has been a very challenging year. Everyone has experienced different problems which have been attributed to the global pandemic and it remains very important to remember that ‘We’re all in the same storm but not necessarily in the same boat’.

10th October 2020 is World Mental Health Day, supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and in recognition of the added mental pressures that we have all had to deal with this year the theme is ‘Mental Health for all’.

For most of us taking care of our mental health can be part of our daily lives and top tips for good mental wellbeing include:

Talk about your feelings
Keep active
Eat Well
Drink sensibly
Keep in touch
Ask for help
Take a break
Do something you are good at
Accept who you are
Care for others

Mark Ryan, Group Health and Safety Manager commented; “It’s very positive to see an ongoing awareness and encouragement for individuals and businesses to speak as openly about our mental health as we do our physical wellbeing and we endeavour to support our staff with any wellbeing issues. To support this our senior managers and supervisors have completed Mental Health Awareness for Management and Stress Awareness courses to enable them to give greater support. Furthermore, the launch of our Employee Assistance Programme earlier this year has given staff an opportunity to seek professional support for mental health wellbeing.

“2021 will see us place a greater emphasis on staff wellbeing generally and we are currently putting together the final parts of how we will engage with staff to raise awareness and help them wherever we can. In the meantime, we hope that everyone continues to take good care of themselves in all ways during the ongoing difficult times.”

Further information about World Mental Health Day in the UK can be found by visiting https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day





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