Mental Health Awareness: Time to put your plan into action
10th May 2021
As we approach Mental Health Awareness Week, from 10-16 May, it’s important to remember that 1 in 100 of us will suffer from a severe mental health condition. The last year has been tough for all us as we’ve had to juggle working remotely while dealing with domestic challenges, a general sense of uncertainty about what the future holds and the inability to be with close friends and family.
NG considers the mental health and wellbeing of our staff every single day. Recently, director James McArthur, attended an ACAS webinar on managing staff mental health in the current climate. One of the takeaway messages was an Wellness Activity Plan – we thought it might be useful to share these simple questions which could make a big difference.
– What will be helpful for you to stay mentally healthy?
– Are there any situations that you have already noticed are having an impact on your wellbeing?
– Have you noticed any particular stressors, since moving to home working?
– What can your manager do to proactively support you?
– What has worked (or hasn’t worked) in the past to help you manage your stress?
– Any early warning signs of poor mental health that you can look out for?
– If we notice early warning signs that you are experiencing poor mental health – what should we do?