Mental Health Awareness Month

June 05th 2024

Over the course of May, Go Green celebrated Mental Health Awareness month which has become a yearly tradition. As always we wanted to actively recognise, support and raise awareness for this significant topic. This year’s theme was ‘Movement’, and our wonderful Mental Health First Aiders prepared and planned various events to be carried out throughout the month.  

Activities included: 

Mental Health First Aid Spotlights  –  Within our communal Mental Health & Wellbeing Teams channel, we posted a series of ‘spotlight’ write ups on each of our MHFAs to provide a little insight into their hobbies outside of work and reasoning behind their interest in mental health.  

  • Well-Being Walks – In light of the theme of this year, we encouraged our staff to get involved in some scheduled walks throughout the course of May as Movement is extremely important for our Mental Health. On the day of each MHFA’s spotlight, it was their turn to host a couple of walks that day.  
  • Stress Awareness  – Following an employee wide survey on several mental health topics our staff felt they’d like more information on, we shared some resources and tips throughout the month. 
  • Department Competition –On the back of the engagement survey several employees had asked about having plants in the office for all the benefits they bring. After some friendly competition (in the form of a general knowledge quiz), each department earnt their own plant to look after.  
  • Wear it Green Day – Each year the Mental Health Foundation host this day to raise awareness and funds for mental health. On 16th May we asked our staff that wanted to participate to  wear an item of green clothing. 
  • Movement Groups and Resources – To encourage engagement as well as movement, we asked staff to share knowledge of any groups/sessions local to the area such as park runs. Resources were made available to the wider business based off of the feedback. 

As always we took this opportunity to ensure our staff feel well cared for and were aware of all the support and resources available to them during their working time. We look forward to next year when we can once again draw focus to such a vital topic.  

Online Support: 

Here are just a few resources which could make the biggest difference to you or someone you care about. Remember if you are struggling to find the right help, our MHFA team can help point you in the right direction. 

  • Doncaster Mind are a local and independent charity, providing mental health services in the area. The offer a wide range of support services and work to raise awareness and improving personal wellbeing.
    https://www.doncastermind.org.uk/ 

 

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