This month, our health and wellbeing focus is on looking after our mental health, linked to World Mental Health Day on 10th October. It’s a great time to find out more about how different triggers can affect our mind. Our mental health is just as important as our physical health.

Join us for our webinar

Next Wednesday, 7th October at 12.30pm, Ben Lovatt, Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Speaker hosts our quarterly webinar focusing on the prevention of mental ill health. Ben will talk about mental health in the workplace, physical health, sleep, rest and recovery and practical strategies to help gain control of your mind. Click the link here to register and join us.

Did you know?

  • Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression
  • 1 in 4 adults have been diagnosed with at least one mental health problem
  • 1 in 3 men in the UK have experienced suicidal thoughts as a result of feeling stressed
  • 75% of people with a diagnosable mental illness receive no treatment at all


If you struggle to talk to those closest to you, why not reach out to someone who you don’t know? Whether you’re working in our factories, from home, or supporting the business on furlough, you can get access to the emotional and social support you need. Chat in confidence through our peer-to-peer support service about whatever might be on your mind. Call 01246 385290 or email Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.


Mental Health Factsheet

To help cope with the daily stresses life can throw at us, it’s important to stay as mentally well as possible. Read this factsheet for tips on practicing mindfulness, investing in relationships and understanding how financial worries can impact your mental health.


World Smile Day

Today, 2nd October is World Smile Day and it’s a good time to start looking after you and those around you. Take time today to do or say something to a colleague to make them smile – from a simple act of gratitude, a virtual coffee and catch-up or listening to them when they need someone to talk to. Or get your team together to take part in one of these activities from the time to change website.


Photo challenge

Keep your photo entries coming in! Our winner for September’s Healthy Heart Challenge is Coral Liburd. Congratulations!

This month, the theme is mental health.

How do you look after your mind? What’s your favourite way to unwind and switch off from the hustle and bustle? From running a huge bubble bath to long country walks, we’d love to see!

Send your snaps to: for your chance to win a mystery prize!

“Self-care isn’t self-indulgence, it’s self-preservation.”

Download the webinar poster here.

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