Mental Health Awareness Week takes place every year with the aim of getting us all thinking about mental health, tackling stigma and finding out how we can create a society that prevents mental health problems from developing and protects our mental well-being.
This year’s event is focused on anxiety, a natural response to the uncertain world around us that affects many people. Read more about why anxiety is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week and discover tips to help you cope with anxiety from the Mental Health Foundation.
To mark the event, we’re sharing mental health tips from some of our mental health first aiders and more information about the mental health initiatives at Fresh Relevance. Keep reading to discover the tips and learn more about the initiatives.
Mental health initiatives at Fresh Relevance
Mental Health First Aiders
8 people across the Fresh Relevance team have completed the Mental Health First Aider course by MHFA England and are trained in mental health first aid skills, available for any member of staff to reach out to for a confidential chat.
Smart Health mental health support
Smart Health provides our team with unlimited access to mental health support from qualified mental health experts who are on hand for confidential support, whether it’s how to cope with stress, anxiety, trauma or depression.
Free yoga and pilates
Fresh Relevance offers free online yoga/pilates sessions to help the team de-stress, relax, stretch and focus.
Mental health tips
Get tips from two of our mental health first aiders.
Lucy Russell, Head of Product Management
Mental Health is like physical health, it can improve or decline at any point in your life, even if you have never experienced problems before. My top tip is admitting you’re not okay and seeking help. Having had both depression and anxiety at different times in my life, the biggest step was realizing I wasn’t okay and asking for help. It is then you start your individual journey to improvement, but at least the journey to your brighter future has started.
Huriyyah Dhanse, VP, Customer
My tip is to schedule focus time in your diary daily. I find having clear visibility reduces stress and helps me concentrate with clarity on outcomes, and I strongly feel that focus is an enabler of growth. Focus can be defined as our ability to draw our attention to where we want it, when we want it.