Mental Health Awareness Week 15th – 21st May

The theme for this years mental health awareness week is “anxiety”. Anxiety can be a normal emotion but for some, anxiety can take over and become a mental health problem.

Many situations can lead to employees feeling anxious, ranging from relationship and home events to work-related pressures. Increasingly, financial worries can be taken to work and exacerbate any existing anxieties employees may be feeling about their workload or workplace.

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems. A recent mental health survey found that a quarter of adults said they felt so anxious that it stopped them from doing daily tasks. Six out of ten adults declared feeling this way at least some of the time.

Focusing on anxiety for this years Mental Health Awareness Week will increase awareness and understanding of anxiety, and that employers embrace the theme by making it easier for employees to talk about what might be making them anxious at work.  Employers are encouraged to train their managers to understand basic mental health first aid and to provide a safe opportunity for employees to discuss their concerns regarding their mental health.

Mental Health Week allows us to have a vehicle for opening the conversation. What is your workplace doing?

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