The 15th of May marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, which is an awareness campaign recognised by a number of leading mental health charities.
The campaign aims to promote positive wellbeing, teach people how to recognise signs of mental ill-health, and break the negative stigma surrounding mental health.
The theme of this year's campaign is "Anxiety".
Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem.
How to get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week
There are lots of ways that you can get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week, and taking part simply requires your organisation to actively promote positive wellbeing. Whether that is through activities, or any other means, the best way to take part is by ensuring that you are engaging your employees.
Here’s a couple of ways that we can help you get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week…
Create a competition
What better way to bring a group of people together than with a friendly competition?
Over the last few years, we've seen many organisations run their own Mental Health Awareness Week competitions that encourages employees to participate in a number of fun activities. For example, the iHasco team run a Strava competition that saw our staff competing to get the most steps in!
Promoting useful resources
We offer a number of free-to-download resources that can help employees manage their mental wellbeing, or help employers support employees in doing so.
Some of our most popular resources include a Wellness Action Plan, our Guide to Mental Health & Wellbeing, and our Anxiety Ladder.
Additionally, we have written a number of blogs surrounding mental wellbeing at work that can be of use to both employers and employees.
These blog titles include:
- 5 simple strategies for workplaces to implement for better mental health
- Why sleep is important for your mental health
- How to support staff struggling with Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Mental Health First Aiders - what are they and why do you need them?
- What is anxiety?
Here at iHasco, we know that there are countless benefits that come from informing employees about mental ill-health at work and how to manage their own wellbeing.
Our Mental Health & Wellbeing Training bundle helps employees to understand how to identify & deal with mental ill-health at work.
The bundle covers key areas surrounding mental wellbeing, and includes course titles like:
- Mental Health Awareness Training
- Resilience Training
- Stress Awareness & Management Training
- Managing Anxiety Training
- Mindfulness Training
- Emotional Intelligence Training