This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week runs from May 10th to 16th. We try to provide all of our workers with a hub for mental health support and this year we wanted to focus on the best bit of most people’s working day – home-time.
The Going Home Checklist has been created by the NHS. Based around caring, listening and improving work life by encouraging reflection and mindfulness at the end of each working day.
Absolutely all of us will be affected by changes in our mental health at one time or another, both in the workplace and at home.
For the lucky few, a bad mental health day might present itself as feeling grumpy, tired or impatient. For those at the furthest ends of the spectrum, a bad mental health day could involve feelings of depression, paranoia and unhappiness. Whichever end of the spectrum we find ourselves, it is undeniable that our mood can be improved by the way we are treat by others and, importantly, by the way we treat ourselves.
In this day and age, we have a plethora support networks that can help us to maintain a good mental health routine. We can’t overlook technological advances which have meant that tools are now available on our mobile phones to help us cope and thrive.
Recently the NHS has road-tested a number of apps that they have put there seal of approval on. Here’s a brief run-down of those they recommended: