Mental Health Awareness Week
This year for Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), we're focusing on stress. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this.
By tackling stress, we can go a long way to combating mental health problems. We will look at how we can tackle stress and help improve our mental health, by focusing on:
- Staying active
- Eating well
- Taking a break
- Talking about your feelings
Events during the week:
- Knowledge Hub on Tuesday lunchtime, raising awareness of mental health issues and improving wellbeing in the workplace
- Ian (trained Mental Health First Aider) will be hosting a drop in on Wednesday
- Resilience workshop with Maria Paviour on Thursday
- Massage on Thursday and yoga on Friday
- Lunchtime walk/quiz trail around campus on Friday lunchtime
- Fresh fruit available on reception
- Colouring competition all week
Chloe Peacock will be running a "how stressed are you?” survey, the results of which will be published (for the Centre as a whole not for individuals) on Monday to kick start the week.
We hope you'll be able to join us for at least one event, to raise awareness for this important cause.