Mind@work April 2023
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<p>Mental Health Awareness Week</p>
<p>15 - 21 May 2023</p>
The cost of living crisis is affecting the mental health of millions.
The uncertainty of watching as our costs spiral can be difficult to bear. The worry of how we’ll get by and support our families is piling on the pressure. But for so many of us, looking after our mental health is often last on our list.
That’s why, for Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, we're focussing on the impact that the cost of living crisis is having on our mental health, especially for those of us already struggling with money. So many of us on lower incomes were already making impossible decisions between basics like food, clothing and heating. This has only got worse, and prioritising our mental health has become more difficult.
As individuals, as families, as communities – we can’t afford to ignore the impact on our mental health. Whether it’s ourselves, our loved ones, our colleagues, our neighbours or strangers. Every one of us needs to know we’re not alone.
Join the fight
Whether it’s raising awareness or raising money, we can let each other know support is out there. Help those of us that need it find hope through Mind's different support services:
We can’t fix the cost of living crisis – but we can help you and people you know feel more able to cope.
If this speaks to you, or someone you know, support Mind this Mental Health Awareness Week from 15 - 21 May.
What are more ways I can get involved?
Are you looking for speakers to talk about mental health in your workplace?
Mind can provide a range of expert speakers to help increase your teams' understanding of workplace mental health and how they can support their own wellbeing. Whether you're looking for a lunch and learn, webinar or conference break-out session, we can cover a range of standard or bespoke topics to suit the needs of your event, audience and budget.
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<p>Our public access training courses</p>
<p>Skills and support for mental health at work</p>
Everyone deserves to have better mental health at work.
But if you’re an individual or smaller business, finding dedicated training for yourself or your workplace can be a challenge.
This is why we’re offering a range of training courses that are easy to join, delivered virtually and only half a day (so no need to cancel your existing commitments).
It is essential that we have the skills and knowledge to best support ourselves, manage our teams and serve the people we're working to help. Mind’s public access courses provide expert, evidence-based training to individual employees to meet this need.
Our training courses cover:
Mental health awareness
Managing mental health at work
Mental health and how to support someone
Customer support and mental health.
Booking for our courses from May to July are now open, places cost £200 +VAT per person.
Anyone can sign up to attend, but please note we limit the number of attendees from the same organisation to 2 people per training session. If you are interested in training for 3 or more people, please get in contact and we can discuss other training options with you.
Learn about our public access courses, timetable and how to book.
<p>Side by Side</p>
<p>Join our online community to find support</p>
Mind’s online community, where you can listen, share and be heard.
Side by Side is an online peer support community for anyone with a mental health problem. It’s a confidential, anonymous space for anyone over 18 and is totally free to join.
The site is open 24/7 and is moderated between 8am and midnight. Our moderators facilitate peer support and keep members safe, as well as offering signposting to help members find appropriate support services.
The best way to think of Side by Side is like a Facebook Group for mental health – members use the site to share their experiences, connect with others, and get support from people who understand them. As well as talking about mental health, Side by Side creates a safe space to connect over other interests, such as photography and reading as it offers online clubs such as The Book Club, Photo Album and Writers Room.
The community is free to register to join with over 55,000 members.