Get ready for World Mental Health Day
On 10 October 2019, organisations around the world will
show their support for better mental health,
raising awareness and ensuring their
employees have access to mental health information.
Our parents/carers thoughts on their support group for #MentalHealthWeek – ‘The groups help to take my mind off my caring role – I engage positively with others. My confidence and self-esteem have grown. I am doing something that I enjoy for myself’ pic.twitter.com/lNoQaRxh5v
— CharltonParkAcademy (@CharltonSch) May 15, 2019
Our @citylit creative workshop for parents/carers has begun this week and we asked our parents/carers for their thoughts about the group for #MentalHealthWeek – ‘The group helps with stress and anxiety – you forget about every day problems when you come along.’ pic.twitter.com/63uF3SBDo8
— CharltonParkAcademy (@CharltonSch) May 14, 2019
Our parents/carers thoughts on their support group for #MentalHealthWeek – ‘Meeting others and coming to the parent groups enables me to talk to other parents and relate to what they are going through. It’s a space to just be me, which helps with my self-esteem and wellbeing’ pic.twitter.com/QlC5chOEjg
— CharltonParkAcademy (@CharltonSch) May 16, 2019
Cycle to Work
Text © Department of Transport
The Government’s ambition that cycling and walking are the natural choices for shorter journeys, or as part of a longer journey, was clearly set out in the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy published in 2017. If we can increase levels of active travel, such as cycling, the benefits are substantial. For individuals, it means cheaper travel and better health. For businesses, it means increased productivity and increased footfall in shops. And for society as a whole it means lower congestion, better air quality, and vibrant, attractive places and communities.
The health benefits of cycling are well understood. Illness as an outcome of physical inactivity costs the NHS up to £1 billion per annum, with further indirect costs calculated at £8.2 billion.
We want to make sure that Cycle to Work schemes continue to attract new cyclists and are as inclusive as possible so that people travelling to work have the opportunity to realise the benefits that cycling affords. The scheme has involved over 40,000 employers across the country, and has contributed to help more than 1.6 million commuters to cycle to work.
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Welcome to your
September edition of Mind@work
In this edition:
- Get ready for World Mental Health Day 10 October
- A look at sickness absence policies
- Understanding workplace adjustments
- Make a public commitment to better mental health with the Time to Change Employer Pledge
- Last chance to join our Workplace Wellbeing Index
- Coping with bereavement
- Our latest news – new mentally healthy universities programme, attend the LGBTQI+ in the workplace summit and sponsor a Mind Media Award
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