During Mental Health Awareness week (16th-22nd May in the UK), business matters were delighted to partner with Scottish mental health charity ‘Thinking Better’, to provide you with access to cutting edge information on improving mental health in the workplace, through a series of emails, video links and live presentations. Introduced in 2001, Mental Health Awareness Week this year was the most progressive so far in breaking down the stigma of mental health, raising awareness of mental health issues and promoting good practice for positive mental health. A total of 420 events were held throughout the week in the UK and business matters were pleased to provide one of those events, here in the heart of the Edinburgh business community, with grateful thanks to KPMG for providing the use of their boardroom and Thinking Better for presenting on the day.
Steven Turnbull, Thinking Better’s lead psychologist commented, “We are very grateful for the outstanding contribution of business matters during Mental Health Awareness Week. The breakfast event at KPMG was greatly appreciated by all the delegates attending. The feedback has been tremendous, with several people communicating back about the positive impact the techniques shared have already made in their life since implementing them. That is the whole purpose of these events, to make a real positive difference in people’s lives by improving their overall health, performance and quality of life. The fact that our series of emails that week reached over a thousand people in the Edinburgh business community just shows the level of impact that business matters is having and we are delighted to be continuing our partnership with business matters on an ongoing basis.”
At business matters, we are acutely aware of the impact that the stresses and strains of our working life can have on our health, relationships and quality of life. In the UK last year, 60 million working days were lost through absence relating to the mental health conditions of stress, anxiety and depression. With 1 in 4 people in the UK expected to suffer a mental health issue in the next year,business matters are committing to addressing this issue by continuing our partnership with Thinking Better on an ongoing basis to provide the Edinburgh Business Community with excellent access to innovative, cutting edge advice and techniques relating to achieving positive mental health. Together, we can make a real difference.
We would like to take this opportunity to commend the following website for access to over 50 videos and straightforward advice on how to tackle issues such as depression, anxiety, confidence, motivation and happiness: www.thinkingbetter.org.uk