Mental Awareness Week

May 16, 2018

Mental health problems are a lot more common than you think and I suppose you never really know how someone is feeling but with more and more people speaking out about their experiences mental health is finally out in the open and it’s safe to speak out.

This week 14th – 20th May represents Mental Health Awareness week and it’s all about encouraging those who are suffering to speak out and be heard. It’s a great time to inspire people in the work place to talk about their feelings and how as a company we can help them manage their mind set.

There’s so much stigma attached to mental health and over the years this has made many people suffer in silence and live in fear of their feelings and not have the confidence to speak out in case they are judged. 1 in 6 people in the UK suffer from a common mental health disorder so should we still be embarrassed to talk about it?

Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act and is closely linked to how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. The spectrum of mental health is so wide and living with a mental health problem can impact day to day life essentially making small decisions difficult.

Mental health issues are something that everyone faces at one stage of their lives so let’s start listening and accepting and let’s cure stigma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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