Time to Talk Day 2021! Raising awareness about mental health issues!
Mental health, was defined by the World Health Organization, as “a state of wellbeing in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”. It is estimated that 13% of the global population is affected by mental health issues. Particularly, in England, 1 out of 4 people experience some kind of mental health problem each year according to Mind health facts and statistics which has a direct impact on their emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. This week,
Time to Talk Day is taking place on the 4th of February, which is an initiative to encourage everyone to be more open about mental health. We would like to take part as well in breaking the silence around mental health problems and reducing the stigma surrounding people who suffer from it.
Raising awareness about mental health issues
As a company that considers wellbeing at its core business, we take responsibility to raise awareness about mental health and help our community maintain their wellbeing through our various workshops that tackle subjects like stress management, positive thinking and journaling for mental health, and through building a supportive community that connects people together. Looking after your wellbeing can be a preventive act to help reduce the risk of mental health illness for you and for people around you. Find out more about our upcoming workshops HERE!
Reducing Stigma related to mental health problems
Although mental health problems are very common around the world and can happen at any age from childhood to adulthood, the feelings of isolation and shame that often come with mental health issues are the same for everyone. These feelings are a result of people hiding their suffering in fear of being misunderstood, judged, or discriminated against by their friends, family members, co-workers or even strangers. Thus, creating a safe space, either at home or at work for people struggling with mental health issues to better express themselves, can give them a sense of inclusion in society and grant them the opportunity to get help if needed. If you suffer from a mental health problem or know someone who does, check some expert advice and practical tips HERE.
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