Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week; a week that continues to raise awareness around the importance of mental health, and in turn remove any stigma. This year the theme is Nature and the Environment.
The team at Everymind at Work put our creative hats on to encourage employees to get involved with us on this journey.
We’re really excited to share our Mental Health Awareness Week guide where you’ll find a new challenge each day. The week-long guide can be downloaded here.
We’re beginning the week by looking at our values. Our values are instilled in the roots of our own personal ecosystem. They are moulded at a young age; they define how we look at the world and how we shape ourselves as adults. Values can be hard to define; particularly, deeper intrinsic values. Today we’re going to look at why they are important in all aspects of our being and how they help to decipher what really matters to us.
Next up in our series throughout Mental Health Awareness Week, we are going to be looking at fear. If you haven’t yet downloaded our guide, it can be found here.
Did you know every creature on the planet knows fear? Fight or flight responses exist to keep us safe, but they can also keep us trapped. In order to fight our fears, we need to change the way we look at them.
Our fears originate from our self-limiting beliefs. Often inborn, our belief systems can be taught, moulded and changed. This starts with the person who has the biggest control over our fears, which is you. Head to day two of your employee guide, where you’ll find a fear-fighting challenge to do.
We hope you’re enjoying our Mental Health Awareness Week challenge! Today, we’re focusing on hope. Should you need the guide, you can download it here.
As you’re reading this, ask yourself, what does hope mean to you? It could mean, looking forward to something you’re going to do or something you long for.
But how can we turn hope into our new reality? Much like our fears, it depends how we look at them. A wish is something far fetched but living within our means keeps us confined to our comfort zones. Today, we’re going to look at why hopes are important to our growth and how taking action on them helps develop and shape the external factors of our lives.
Have you stuck with us on our journey this week? If not, download our Mental Health Awareness Week guide here.
Today’s focus is around self-compassion. Self-compassion is something we are rarely taught but often struggle with. Do you know what it takes to be self-compassionate?
Much like compassion for others, self-compassion is the same. When we “fail” or fall short of our own expectations, it’s important to understand that it’s okay. Chances are the way we speak to ourselves, isn’t the same as we’d speak to others when things go awry for them.
In today’s world; driven by social media and a constant need to be “on”; it’s easy to get wrapped up in the elements we are “not” and the things we “don’t have”. So how can we change our inner narrative and dialogue to guide us to a stronger, more resilient place? Turn to day four of your guide and have a go at today’s challenge to find out!
As Mental Health Awareness Week draws to a close, we’ve left the most poignant theme until last, decision-making which can be found on the final pages of our guide.
Decision-making occurs in all walks of life from; which route shall I take to work, to what shall I have for dinner and which apartment shall I choose. Whilst some decisions are smaller (and easier) to make than others, we can sometimes lose sight of which way to turn when larger obstacles come our way. Decision-making is important for a number of reasons, from going after what we really want to thinking more rationally and critically. So how can we make better decisions in life? Turn to the final day of your guide and find out.
Mental Health Awareness Week might only be seven days long, but for us at Everymind at Work, it exists everyday and we hope you will continue with us on this journey.