World Mental Health Day 2017

Mental health in the workplace

During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing. Employers and managers who put in place workplace initiatives to promote mental health and to support employees who have mental disorders see gains not only in the health of their employees but also in their productivity at work.

Mental health in the workplace is the theme of World Mental Health Day 2017.
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of better mental health.

1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem this year, yet many people still don’t believe problems are likely to affect them, or anyone they know. They also don’t see how the way they think and act can affect others. But mental health problems can affect any of us – directly or otherwise. And without support from those around us, we can lose what we care about most. Having a colleague in your corner can make all the difference.

Without support from others, people with mental health problems can lose what they care about most. It’s a time when you need your friends, family and colleagues more than ever. So, if you notice someone you work with is acting differently, step in. You don’t have to be an expert to be supportive. It can be as simple as checking in with someone, asking them how they’re doing, sharing a cuppa, listening and not judging, just being there and being yourself.

Today we are celebrating World Mental Health Day for the 25th time! World Federation for Mental Health founded the awareness day in 1992 and since then people all over the world are holding events, making announcements and celebrating #WorldMentalHealthDay

Let’s all pledge to do something today to celebration #WorldMentalHealthDay ! The smallest things can make the biggest difference.

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