By Josh Marsh –
Chesterfield-based Superior Wellness has introduced it’s supporting the nationwide Mental Health Awareness Week by serving to to share the marketing campaign and lift consciousness.
The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its twenty second yr and runs from 9-15 May.
This yr, the theme for the week is ‘Loneliness’. Across the nation, individuals can be reflecting on loneliness and the way it impacts our psychological well being. Long-term loneliness is intently linked to psychological well being issues reminiscent of melancholy and nervousness.
Carol Claydon, Head of HR at Superior Wellness stated: “We not solely concentrate on bodily well being however psychological well being too. I’m a skilled psychological well being champion and staff members can converse to me any time. Our tradition is like one large household and all of us assist one another as one staff. We are additionally all based mostly within the workplace and never at dwelling which can assist with those that might have struggled in the course of the pandemic with loneliness.
“We do an enormous quantity at Superior Wellness as a staff together with a weekly staff constructing exercise, health lessons and celebrating birthdays. We also have a video games room with pool tables and desk tennis which staff members use at lunch time or after work. We are very supportive as a staff and guarantee our work surroundings is a constructive and completely satisfied place to be.”
Mark Rowland Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation stated:
“We hope this yr’s theme of loneliness will ring a bell with many people who felt lonely and struggled all through the Covid pandemic.
“Millions of us expertise loneliness on occasion. We know that some persons are at increased threat of experiencing loneliness and the proof reveals the longer we really feel lonely, the extra we’re susceptible to psychological well being issues.
“Loneliness deserves extra consideration and we’re calling on everybody who has struggled on account of being lonely to share their experiences. We should work collectively – as people, as a society and thru authorities coverage – to scale back loneliness and forestall psychological well being issues by investing in welcoming, social areas and new neighborhood initiatives.”
Some of the methods individuals can take part in Mental Health Awareness Week:
- During Mental Health Awareness Week use the hashtag #IveBeenThere to share experiences of loneliness to assist others and provides the marketing campaign momentum.
- Sign as much as stroll, run or job as a part of our 80 Miles in May problem and share your images utilizing #80MilesinMay and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.
For extra details about this yr’s Mental Health Awareness Week go to mentalhealth.org.uk/mhaw or be part of the dialog on social media utilizing #IveBeenThere and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
Superior Wellness helps the advertising and financial development of the city by means of Chesterfield Champions, a community of over 200 organisations throughout Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.