Monday marked the beginning of World Mental Health Awareness Week, an important event that allows the exploration and discussion of this often neglected subject. More importantly, it is an opportunity to help remove some of the preconceptions that, unfortunately, still surround this area of our everyday health and wellbeing.
According to the mental health charity, Mind, ‘approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year’. This might include anything from anxiety and depression, to the more severe bipolar and psychotic disorders. Whatever forms they may take, their impact can be extremely distressing; that’s is why it’s so important to bring these issues to wider public awareness and start to break down any stigmas that may still exist.
Marlowe Fire & Security is dedicated to recognising the mental health needs of its team members and providing useful and appropriate support where it is needed. Accordingly, we have instigated our regular Adult Mental Health First Aid training days; representatives from across the company come together to discuss Mental Health issues, learn from shared experiences and outline how better the business can support the Mental Health needs of our Team Members.
To learn more about Mental Health Awareness Week and our commitment to supporting the good Mental Health of our people, contact us here.