Mental health should be viewed in the same way that physical health in the way that everyone has it, we should all be aware of it and take care of ourselves. It is widely recognised that around one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year and whilst positive steps are being taken to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, more can be done. With this in mind, the Mental Health Foundation aims to raise awareness of mental health via their annual Mental Health Awareness Week.
Each year the Mental Health Foundation select a theme for the week and this year the focus was on stress.
In support of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 the Clinical School Wellbeing Team organised a variety of events and activities every day of the week between Monday 14th-Friday 18th May. The week was a great success with staff having the opportunity to attend a talk on workload and time management, take part in group lunchtime walks in the nearby country park, bring their bicycles along for a free service, take advantage of a free massage and take part in a free lunchtime yoga class. In addition the Clinical School hosted it’s annual Benefits and Wellbeing Roadshow which was an opportunity for Clinical School staff to visit a number of information stands showcasing both internal and external services and benefits.
The Clinical School Wellbeing Team is committed to improving the programme and so a short survey has been designed in order to collect feedback on this years Mental Health Awareness Week. If you have a few minutes (the survey takes approximately three minutes) please take the time to complete this short survey as the results will be used to influence future wellbeing event choices.