One in four people will be affected by mental health issues at some point in their life and the Mental Health Foundation estimate that 30% of all adults have felt so stressed by their body image and appearance they have felt overwhelmed or unable to cope and this is why their 2019 campaign theme is all about body image. In 2017/18 mental health problems accounted for over 15.4 million sick days in the UK alone!
Living in a society that is driven by social media and appearances, staff from our Head Office in LGW today wore green to do their bit to raise awareness and break the stigma of mental health as well as posting their own #BeBodyKind posts over the weekend, which is now featured in our office. However, not wanting to stop there, the office has had a desk shuffle to allow people they don’t normally sit with to connect with each other, there is a free Yoga class to anyone who wants to participate to aid mindfulness, we will give to each other by writing positive affirmations about our colleagues that they can keep, we will be getting active by extending a lunch break to enjoy a company wide picnic and rounder’s competition and to ensure we keep learning we will be having a quiz on Friday to finish off the week.
If you, or someone close to you is struggling with their mental health, there is always help available https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health/getting-help