Bauer wants mental health aiders in workplaces

As part of the global Mental Health Week, the stars came together at 10.59am in a historic first with radio stations from across the United Kingdom, including BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, Five Live, smaller local stations and ones run by Global, Bauer and Wireless.

Stereotypes around who "can and can't" suffer from mental health issues are still prevalent, despite an increasing awareness that no one is immune.

Jessica Carmody, from London, won the Employee Champion Award at Mind's 2017-18 Workplace Wellbeing Index Awards on April 17, for championing mental health and promoting wellbeing at KPMG, where she works.

Since 1949, Mental Health America, as well as their affiliates throughout the country, have initiated the observance of May as Mental Health Month by reaching out to millions of people through the local events, media, and screenings. "It will also direct people to available support services, such as those offered by Lawcare, and mental health charities like See Me Scotland and SAMH, during hard periods in their lives". Most people have their own ideas on why the problem with children and young people's mental health seems to be worsening.

Paul continued, "Workers in this region were most likely to say that improving the office culture around mental health was the change that their organisation could make if they wanted to better support employee mental health". Currently, over 90% of our office line managers are trained in Mental Health First Aid and we are also in the process of training our store managers.

When we start talking, we realize that mental illnesses are more common and relatable than we think.

The findings are revealed as part of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) which is putting a spotlight on how stress impacts our lives. 64% stated that their wellbeing strategy is "a work in progress but heading in the right direction" and 58% said mental wellness is crucial within the workplace, so they are going to ramp up their efforts. This Mental Health Awareness Week we are asking 'How are you, really?' We want to help as many people as we can in the legal profession who are feeling stressed or depressed or have any other issue.

He added: "I've stepped up our support for mental health in the Armed Forces, with an extra £2m of funding a year and a new 24-hour mental health hotline".

If there is a problem, the next step is to get professional help.

Mental health organisation Mind has conducted a survey of nearly 44,000 employees, with nearly half experiencing stress, low mood and anxiety while working at their current organisation.

And yet we have failed to embed mental health awareness and evidence-based mental health interventions into our education system.

The MoD has announced a package of support including training in listening skills for serving personnel and families, and a confidential webchat service for those on operations overseas.

  • Joanne Flowers