Having carried out an assessment of our carbon footprint for the first year of trading, AJMH LIMITED has offset it’s carbon footprint – full details are on our CSR page.
To find out more about your carbon footprint and how to offset it, visit Carbon Footprint.
It’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day! We’re big fans of our four-legged friends at
AJMH LIMITED, not least because research has shown that stroking a dog can
lower your blood pressure and reduce the production of stress hormones, they
encourage positive behaviours such as getting some gentle exercise and being
out in nature, and dogs are the epitome of non-judgmental listening (i.e. they never
say the wrong thing!) The Mental Health
First Aid courses teach that there are lots of ways to reduce stress in the
workplace, but however you choose to do it, have a good day…
Exercise and being out in nature are both good for your physical AND your mental health. This week is Cycling UK Bike Week and a great opportunity (despite the Great British “summer” weather) to get out and about. We’re currently coveting this lovely example – image courtesy of Oxford Bike Works.
Dr A.J. Yates is now providing free sessions to businesses who are at the start of their journey to support the mental health of their employees, and who would like to know more about the sorts of things that they can do. AJ has run two in-company sessions this week – thank you to those who have made him feel so welcome, and who are looking to better support the wellbeing of their staff. Image courtesy of MHFA England.
This week saw a large number of events, programmes and articles designed to raise awareness of mental health and mental health issues. There were some that are worth making the effort to check out if you missed them, including a Louis Theroux documentary Mothers on the Edge which looked at the issue of mental health problems around the time of childbirth, and local favourite Nadiya Hussain talking about her experience of living with anxiety in Nadiya: Anxiety and Me. Both are currently available on the BBC iPlayer. The Guardian also ran a supplement to help raise awareness, available to view here.
Dr A.J. Yates is now a Youth Mental Health First Aider having successfully completed an upskill to teach the two-day Youth Mental Health First Aid course. Once he has completed his portfolio, we will add dates for the Youth course – watch this space!
Taking time out is good for your mental health. Hoping that you get some quality downtime over the Bank Holiday weekend…
Homebase HR and Health & Safety staff from across the UK converged on their head office in Milton Keynes this week to complete the two-day adult Mental Health First Aid course. It was a pleasure to teach such an open, engaged, and fun team of people, who were a credit to their organisation.
It was great to see Milton Keynes Safety Centre‘s Hazard Alley feature on The One Show last night. We are very proud to support this local charity by running their Mental Health First Aid courses. Image courtesy of Milton Keynes Safety Centre .
According to the Mental health Foundation 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. To find out more about stress and how to cope, sign up to one of our courses – details are on our Courses page. Image courtesy of MHFA England.