In the wake of recent events and the tragic loss of another beautiful and precious life, the subject of suicide is again being talked about more openly and more actively. The press and social media sites, the same mediums that are cited as one of the main contributors to the current mental health crisis and for supercharging feelings of inadequacy, are awash with messages of kindness and compassion, encouraging those in need to talk more and imploring for everyone to think before they act
So this year for Time to Talk Day we were working with USP college in Essex to help raise awareness of mental health and specifically encourage the students (and staff) to share messages of kindness and compassion, as well as share their own strategies for managing their mental health.
Time to Talk Day is about encouraging everyone to have a conversation about mental health, so that people with mental health problems feel less ashamed and isolated. Having conversations help break down stereotypes, improve relationships and take the stigma out of something that affects us all.
I did it! January is finally over so that means I have now completed RED January - what an amazing way to start 2019 and I’m feeling positive! I was really keen to take on the challenge and get involved when my manager told me all about RED January a few months ago, as I had never heard of it before. So I checked out the website, had a little read and I signed up straight away.
The elephant in the room is a metaphorical phrase for an obvious problem or risk that no one wants to discuss. It is important for employers to show that they care about the wellness of their employees and demonstrate that the workplace is a safe place to talk about mental health issues, without judgement and avoidance.
This is our space to share with you the latest news, events, activities and general happenings at We Work Well HQ. As many of you know, We Work Well is built on the firm foundation of collaboration for transformation, together we truly do achieve more. So sometimes we will be able to share with you some expert guest blogs and vlogs from some of our We Work Well partners as well as some exciting free resources such as downloads and webinars. Check in regularly for fresh ideas, thoughts and opinions about mental health, psychology, business and more. Be sure to watch this space.