Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but 10 October is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing.
The theme for World Mental Health Day 2017 is workplace wellbeing. So whether you’re an individual looking to boost your own wellbeing or an employer seeking advice on supporting your staff, we’ve got a range of ways you can get involved.
Take a deep breath
Learning to breathe more deeply can make you feel a lot calmer and increase your sense of wellbeing. Take five minutes to try out this simple breathing exercise. Once you’ve got the hang of it you can use this technique anywhere – at work, at home or on the bus or tube – anytime you feel your stress level rising or need a moment of calm.
Tips for staying well in everyday life and at work
Living with a mental health problem can often have an impact on day to day life, making things that others might not think about a bit more difficult. We’ve put together some tips and guides to help you cope with everyday life.
We’ve also got suggestions on how to stay well at work including reclaiming your lunch break, achieving that all elusive work-life balance and the five essential steps to improving wellbeing on a daily basis.
Ways for your workplace to boost staff wellbeing
Order information packs
Support your staff and managers by providing up to date, trusted information on mental health.
Our range of information booklets and leaflets are great for inspiring your staff to improve their mental wellbeing.
Book a training course
World Mental Health Day is a great time to book mental health training for yourself or your staff.
We have a range of courses for individuals or we can come to your workplace and tailor a course to your needs.
Join our Workplace Wellbeing Index
There’s just a few weeks left to join our Workplace Wellbeing Index for 2017/18.
The Index launches just ahead of World Mental Health Day which can help your start the conversation about mental health support in the workplace.
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Need help? We’re here for you.
Find out about support and treatment options and ways you might be able to help yourself or support others in our A to Z
- Get in touch with our Infoline by phone, text or email
- Connect with others on Elefriends – our supportive online mental health community