As it’s Mental Health Awareness week (10 – 16 May) we want to share how we as a business have adopted better ways to help our team manage their mental wellbeing in a truly challenging year. This year’s awareness week is themed around Nature because research has found that more than half us feel that being close to nature improves our mental health.
“I think that’s due to us being more ‘in the moment’ after everything that has happened in the last year. We are appreciating our surroundings more and nature helps us gain some much needed perspective in our daily lives” says MD John Purnell.
We will also be holding our usual ‘Tea & Talk’ – in the office for those able to do so safely and online for everyone else – so that we can gather and chat, or just listen. Even as a small business, we prioritise team wellbeing and try to embed an ethos of good mental health awareness. We have recently invested in the MHFA
training programme and now have a group of Mental Health First Aiders (we call them Ambassadors), who are there to support or signpost help, if it is needed.