Monday 13th May to Sunday 19this Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. The theme for this year is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies. Babington are pleased to be supporting the campaign aligned to one of our chosen charity partners, Mind, helping support young people with their mental health and wellbeing.
Body image is closely linked with mental health, the more comfortable you are with your own body, the greater your overall wellbeing and with national research being published this week it is clear that body image issues can affect anyone at any time of their life.
As part of our continued commitment to raising awareness of mental health, David Marsh, our CEO, will be signing our ‘Time to Change’ pledge to demonstrate the commitment our Senior Executive Board are making to ensure that we change the way we think and act about mental health in the workplace and ensure that all our employees who are facing these problems feel supported.
Throughout the week and coming months our ‘Time to Change’ action plan will be implemented into the business and on Tuesday we have organised a ‘Tea and Talk’ day with staff bringing their very best cakes and treats to share with others raising money for Mind followed by a mindfulness session on Wednesday designed for all staff to participate in a guided meditation session, the ‘Deep Calm’.
To close out the week we are also encouraging staff to participate in a dress down day with a blue theme all in aid of Mind.
Mental Health Facts:
Did you know that 1 in 4 British workers are affected by conditions like anxiety, depression and stress every year and that mental ill-health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK with 95% of employees calling in sick with stress actually gave a different reason?