The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on October 10th every year. SecuriGroup is proud to support such an important initiative for this year's theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health - 'mental health for all'.
On Friday 9th October, after months of not being able to enjoy a bit of chit chat when making a cuppa in the staff kitchen, our Head Office staff ran a virtual 'Tea & Talk' event. Equally mixing up departments across a number of 'talking teams,' staff were able to catch up over a cup of tea and a biscuit, in a bid to encourage the Company, and society as a whole, to get talking.
Mental health is everyone's business. We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us.
Mental health problems are very common.
As found by the APMS (2014), 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem. Anxiety and depression are the most common problems, with around 1 in 10 people affected at any one time.
There's a stigma attached to mental health problems. This means that people feel uncomfortable about them and don't talk about them much. But it's healthy to know and say how you're feeling.
It's okay to not be okay, and it is so important to reach out or chat to someone if you are struggling. 2020 has been a tough year for the mental health of so many, so it is now more important than ever to check in with your family, friends and colleagues and 'get talking.'
Mental Health Foundation's Top 10 Tips for Good Mental Health: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-mental-health
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