It’s Mental Health Awareness Week | IMPAC health and safety 42
8 October, 2018 | News
Today marks the start of Mental Heath Awareness Week, the week-long reminder to grow, support, and nurture your wellbeing.
This year the theme is ‘Let nature in, strengthen your wellbeing – Mā te taiao kia whakapakari tōu oranga!’
Let nature into your workplace this Mental Health Awareness Week. Image from: www.mhaw.nz
Wellbeing at work
There are heaps of ways for your workplace to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite resources:
The official MHAW website offers free posters for your workplace, a factsheet/activity guide for some inspiration, and encouragement to join in their workplace challenge.
There’s the Mental Health Foundation’s Open Minds, to equip managers with the confidence and skills to talk about mental health in the workplace. They provide stories, posters, tips, and factsheets.
The Mental Health Foundation also offer a great page on Workplace Wellbeing, filled with information on campaigns, brochures, a weekly e-bulletin, and our favourite resource; a step-by-step guide to Five Ways to Wellbeing at Work.
Wellplace.nz is a gold mine of knowledge on building a healthy workplace, and they have some great information on the business benefits of investing in wellbeing, with links to studies and legislation.
All Right?, a Healthy Christchurch initiative launched to support Cantabrians as the region recovers from the earthquakes, has resources ‘The impact of work on mental health’ and ‘What does a mentally healthy workplace look like?’
Get in touch to let us know what you’re doing to let nature into your workplace this Mental Health Awareness Week. We’d love to hear from you if you found these links helpful, or if you have other useful resources of your own that you’d like to share.