Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

We’re here to make your job that little bit easier. This year’s theme is Loneliness.
Download all the latest resources for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week to share with your employees!

Building Connections

Check out the resources below to help you build connections with the people around you.

Building Your Support Network

Identifying the people you can go to for support is so important. Download this resource to help you do this!

How To Talk About Mental Health

Mental Health can be hard to talk about, you can use this guide to help navigate those difficult conversations.

Connecting with Yourself

 When we connect with ourselves, we get to know ourselves better and become aware of who we are and what we are capable of – better understanding ourselves and others. Remember you can’t pour from an empty cup. 

Ways to Invest in Your Mental Health

Explore all of the different ways that you can invest 
in your mental health today!

3 Breathing Techniques to Try...

Connecting to your mind and body can help reduce stress and anxiety. Here’s a step-by-step guide for 3 breathing techniques you can use. 

Some extra resources for you...

Here are some resources to help you embed employee wellbeing within your workplace 365 days a year. 

The Everymind at Work Mental Health Support Directory

More than just a directory, this guide helps those in crisis understand exactly where they can find help and what to expect.

The Everymind
Champion Course

This FREE course will give your employees the basic tools they need to support themselves and others in the workplace!

Need an example email to send out with the content?

We’ve put together email templates which could be used to support the documents that you can send out!

Dear employees, 

Your wellbeing is important to us.

We are committed to creating a mentally healthy workplace with a positive working culture. We want to create a place where everyone feels supported and comfortable discussing mental health. For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week the theme is Loneliness and we would like to share some brilliant resources with you.

Why is building connections with others so important?

It may surprise you that statistically, one in four of us is likely to be experiencing a mental health condition right now, however, everyone has mental health and may experience mental health struggles at some stage in their lives. This means that we need to help each other to prevent, support and manage mental ill-health. 

Research shows that having a good support network based on strong relationships is vital for wellbeing. As humans we have a need to feel connected to others and feel a sense of belonging; but most importantly, our social connections often provide us with the resilience and support we need throughout our lives.

Your wellbeing and how you feel when you’re at work is part of our commitment to you. We take responsibility for ensuring you feel safe and happy while you’re at work, physically and mentally.

So, here are two resources below that you can use to help build those important connections with those around you, in and outside of work:

{attach ‘Building Your Support Network’ resource}

{attach ‘How To Talk About Mental Health’ resource}

{At this point you could:

  • Ask for volunteers from across the business to become an Everymind Champion and create a peer support group.  
  • Seek feedback from employees on the resources shared}

We understand it is not always easy to speak with the people you know about mental health. If you find yourself needing support or would like to signpost a friend to further support services, please see the attached support directory which is there to support you.

{sign off}

Dear employees, 

This Mental Health Awareness Week is a week that continues to raise awareness around the importance of mental health and in turn remove any associated stigma.

We’re really excited to encourage employees to get involved with us on this journey.

We’re really excited to share these Everymind at Work resources with you; focusing on connecting with yourself. Please see attached.

{attach Ways to Invest in Your Mental Health}

{attach 3 Breathing Techniques to Try}

So How Are You Feeling?

A big part of creating a mentally healthy workplace is ensuring we all take care of ourselves and each other. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, how are you currently feeling? Ten being completely happy, fulfilled and satisfied, one reflecting the worst possible feeling. 

Be honest with yourself with this task and give yourself time to think about where you currently are on the mental health spectrum. Giving our mental health a number is often easier to understand and digest, especially if you find it hard to talk about how you are feeling.  There is no right or wrong here but checking in with yourself regularly is a great way to establish what to do next…

Here are some ways you can support yourself:

  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Do something you enjoy
  • Connect with others

What else can you do?

{At this point you could:

  • Ask for volunteers from across the business to become an Everymind Champion and create a peer support group.  
  • Seek feedback from employees – what is the business doing well? Where could it improve? What are some common stressors or challenges in the workplace? 
  • Host a switch-off session where you don’t talk about work or play games to build on the current community you have.} 

We have attached to this email some ways in which you can look after yourself. Investing time into your mental health is key – what will you do today to support your own mental health? 

{sign off}

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