Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Today sees the start of Mental Health Awareness Week – the theme this year being kindness. The current restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have really helped to focus thoughts onto the importance of maintaining good mental health in the workplace – and beyond. There has never been a better time to be kind to yourself There are great resources to help in this area on the Mental Health Foundation website – and you’re welcome to get in contact if you have any questions around the subject. Image courtesy of the Mental Health Foundation.

The New Normal

Whilst there are changes to the government guidelines from today, continued social distancing measures mean that it is not safe to resume training at present. Whilst we are looking into the possibility of delivering courses online, Mental Health First Aid and (in particular) physical first aid are skills that need to be practised – it is difficult to replicate the experience of a physical course online. However, the safety of delegates, staff, and those they come into contact with is paramount – rest assured that courses will not resume until reasonable adjustments (the “new normal” – whatever that might be) can effectively be put into place.

We continue to monitor the situation via our COVID-19 update, would encourage you to monitor the latest government advice, and please stay safe & well. Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Worktree

Great to support Worktree this evening with their quiz night to help raise awareness and funding. Spending time and having fun with friends was also good for boosting the mental health, whilst coming joint first in the quiz was just the cherry on the cake! Image courtesy of Worktree.

Time to Talk Day 2020

Today is Time to Change‘s Time to Talk Day, which is designed to encourage people to talk about mental health and help change lives. In reality, people should be able to find time to talk about mental health and mental health issues every day, but not everyone has the confidence to do so. Mental Health First Aid training imparts the skills and knowledge to make having those conversations easier. Click on the link to find out more about the different Courses on offer. Image courtesy of Time to Change.