Now in its 18th year, Mental Health Awareness Week has come around again and the team here at Evergood will be marking the occasion in our own special way. With research showing that 16 million people in the UK suffering from a mental health problem each year, in a country of 66 million, a staggering 24 per cent of us will experience a mental health concern each and every year.
The focus of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is stress, in particular work-related stress; from long commutes to work, unsociable working hours, financial problems or general life events that can get us all stressed. While stress is a part of every day life for a lot of people, if it becomes a long-term problem, it can have a huge negative impact on every aspect of your life.
Research by mental health charity Mind has found that work is the most stressful factor in people’s lives, with one in three people claiming their work life was either very or quite stressful, ahead of financial problems or health. The survey also found that workplace stress has resulted in 7% having suicidal thoughts and one in five people developing anxiety.
As well as celebrating all the fantastic mental health professionals and clients we work with, we’ll be marking this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week by asking all members of the Evergood team to come to work wearing green; the official colour of Mental Health Awareness Week. We’ll also be highlighting a number of methods and techniques to help you combat and reduce stress, particularly work-place stress, over on our various social media channels.
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For more information about this year’s Mental Heath Awareness Week, head to www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week
Wednesday May 16, 2018