Posted on 10 July 2023
This week from 15-21 May, we're supporting Mental Health Awareness Week and their theme of anxiety.
Here at Hyde, we understand the importance of staff wellbeing and have several resources to promote good mental health.
In 2021 we established a team of Mental Health First Aiders who are trained to spot the signs of poor mental health and to provide initial support to staff who need assistance, as well as promote a workplace culture where staff are free to talk about mental health issues openly.
One of our Mental Health First Aiders, Jane Warren, said:
‘Being a mental health first aider is all about listening. Colleagues who come to me know that they can talk to me in confidence about any issues they’re facing, whether that’s work-related or in their lives outside of Hyde.
Being able to offer support is really rewarding, and the training has given me access to some useful organisations to signpost to for more professional help.’
There are lots of things you can do to help with feelings of anxiety:
- Get moving
- Focus on your breathing
- Connect with people and talk about how you feel.
If you need urgent mental health help, call 111 or ask for a GP appointment. If you or someone else’s life is at risk, call 999.