Our current climate is inevitably having an impact on people’s mental health. Mental health awareness week was this month, and in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, there has been a focus on practicing kindness towards one another- something that seems small yet goes a very long way.
Practicing being kind is something that, contrary to belief and scepticisms, does not go un-noticed. Simply start by listening. Listen to a friend, colleague, or family member when they confide in you. Kindness is educating yourself on sensitive matters; inclusion, diversity, religion, disabilities and understanding that even without these factors, someone may react to a situation different to you simply because we are not all the same.
At Premier we strive to look after each other both as a team and as a family. We promote mental health awareness in our organisation and strive to remove any stigma, attaching itself to anybody who needs help, and encouraging people to speak up.
We will get through this if we look after one another. Seeing the sheer resilience of not just Premier but our whole nation coming together and staying strong, helping, and holding each other together is a wonderful thing to see.
“Around 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem this year yet the shame and silence can be as bad as the mental health problem itself. Your attitude to mental health could change someone’s life.”
– Time to change org.