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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

At CS, employee wellbeing is really important and always at the top of the agenda!

This year, we've partnered with both the charity Mind and the Midlands Engine Mental Health & Productivity Pilot to look at ways to improve mental health at work.

Each day, the team are focusing on a different topic......

  • Monday - Sleep!  Why it's important.  The benefits, and tools for managing it better!
  • Tuesday - Mindfulness - What it is, how to apply it and what it's good for.
  • Wednesday - Anxiety - Signs & Symptoms with resources for support.
  • Thursday - Coping with pressure - 4-week plan to help and support.
  • Friday - Recovery - Understanding what support is needed to recover from a mental health illness.

 

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 10-16 May. The theme this year is 'Nature'. The week is all about starting conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it.  You can explore useful resources on the Mental Health Foundation website.

We want to get more people talking about mental health and wellbeing during Mental Health Awareness Week – and beyond!

Join in the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn - tag @mhpp_mids and let's #ConnectWithNature #MentalHealthAwarenssWeek

As the week goes on, we'll be sharing employee feedback.

"Absolutely love this  😊"

"Today’s e-mail is more thought provoking, and although I have been trying to “switch off” more from the negativity these techniques will help even more  😊"

"It's really made me stop and think!"

"Sometimes a reminder that talking about things is helpful; a nudge is all it needs...but it IS needed!"

"The timing was perfect.  I'd love to have more of this!"

"These emails have been strangely helpful.  I didn't think I needed to think about ways to manage things, but they really did make me think and I feel so much calmer"

"The emails helped me to support my family.  It's been a stressful time.  More of the same please."

mental health awareness week 2021

About the Mental Health Foundation

The practical things they do

  • Research; publish studies and reports on what protects mental health and the causes of poor mental health and how to tackle them.
  • Public engagement; give advice to millions of people on mental health. They are most well known for running Mental Health Awareness Week across the UK each year.
  • Advocacy; propose solutions and campaign for change to address the underlying causes of poor mental health.

What they don’t do

  • They are not an academic think tank or research institute. We generate and apply evidence in real world settings.
  • They are not a mental health service provider for when people are unwell.
  • They don't only focus on individual actions and steps - we look at both the personal and societal changes that can improve and protect everyone’s mental health.

Embracing the challenge of prevention

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on how health is not simply an individual, medical issue. Good health is a collective endeavour which depends on each other and a society that supports people to thrive. Read how the Foundation embraced the challenge of prevention through their work.