This Sunday, 10 October, is World Mental Health Day.
It has been over 18 months since the start of the pandemic and although life has returned to some sort of normality, it has had an impact on millions of people’s wellbeing across the world.
Did you know?
- Close to one billion people have a mental disorder and anyone can be affected at anytime
- Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide – it is estimated 5% of adults suffer from depression
- One in every 100 deaths is by suicide – it is the fourth leading cause of death of young people aged 15-29
To support you, your family, friends, or colleagues, please see the these factsheets on how to identify stress, 10 stress busting tips and a breathing technique to help with nerves and anxiety.
The first step is reaching out
We encourage everyone who needs help or support to reach out to their line manager, local HR team or a colleague they can trust. For colleagues who would prefer to talk to someone else, we have Talk2Us and GroceryAid, our peer-to-peer support service and charity partner, available for confidential emotional and social support.
You can contact Talk2Us on 01246 385290 or on firstname.lastname@example.org Monday to Friday or GroceryAid via their 24-hour helpline on 08088 021 122 or for more information, visit their website www.groceryaid.org.uk.
Now is the time to reflect, look after ourselves and practice good self-care.