It’s Mental Health Awareness Week from May 13th – an incredibly significant topic.
Mental Health is a conversation we all should be having every week in our offices, businesses, factories and homes.
Mental Health matters and it impacts us all.
This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is ‘Body Image’ – how we think and feel about our bodies. Last year, the Mental Health Foundation found that 30% of all adults have felt so stressed by body image and appearance that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
That’s almost 1 in every 3 people.
Body image issues can affect all of us at any age and directly impact our mental health.
Source: The Mental Health Foundation
Here are Hundred Acre, we feel Body Image and Self-Love are closely connected. Kindness, love and forgiveness are important and powerful things, but we sometimes forget to treat ourselves kindly and compassionately, particularly when it comes to body image.
This coming week we all should do our utmost to keep the conversations around Mental Health going,
“Talking helps and if by sharing we can inspire people to reach out for help or encourage others to offer support to someone who is suffering – that is a good thing. Whatever the situation you’re trying to manage, it makes a difference when you come at it from a place of self-love.
Just remember, nothing happens overnight and support from friends, family and colleagues makes all the difference. Let’s carry on talking, sharing, supporting and keep the conversation going.” – Bridget Gilmour
If you’re struggling today, or if you know anyone who is, here are some organisations that can help:
Samaritans – 116 123 – https://www.samaritans.org
Mind – 0300 123 3393 – https://www.mind.org.uk/
NHS, how to access mental health services – https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/how-to-access-mental-health-services/
If you’d like any further information about staying healthy and safe or would like to discuss your requirements with Hundred Acre, we would love to hear from you. Please call +44 (0)1933 201103 or contact Hundred Acre here.