You may or may not be aware that this week, 8th May – 14th May, is Mental Health Awareness Week. During this week, people are looking at mental health from multiple angles, from why people are living with mental health problems, to why people aren’t thriving with good mental health.
At Fifteen, we have been focusing on wellbeing in the workplace since the start of the New Year and have more recently been working with a local charity, Stress Aid, to create a mental health awareness campaign. Research suggests that over half of British employers have experienced mental health problems within their team and this cannot be ignored. If you want to find out more about the campaign we have created for Stress Aid and the concept behind it, check out our blog post ‘#FAOStress: Fifteen champions workplace wellbeing in a new digital campaign.’.
We have already written a few articles on how to improve mental and physical wellbeing in the workplace, including; ‘How to hygge your office.’, ‘Stress management techniques from around the world.’ and ‘How to stay healthy in the workplace.’. Have a read of those articles and let us know if you start implementing any new techniques into your offices.
We believe that it is really important to make sure that mental health is taken seriously in the workplace, as well as outside of it.
We’ve picked out a couple of quotes that are real food for thought and are a simple reminder that it’s okay to feel certain ways and to take care of yourself.
“You don’t have to constantly please everyone else, sometimes you need to put yourself first.”
“It’s okay to have a bad day.”
If you’re struggling with your mental health, it’s important to seek help, whether that’s from a friend or relative, or even a professional. There are so many sites out there with tonnes of advice, one of the most well-known is Mind, who are a UK based mental health charity. If you’re local to Derbyshire, then it may be worth popping to the Derby Counselling Centre, who are the heart of charity, Stress Aid.