1 in 6 people in the last week have experienced a common mental health problem
1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year
Stunning facts – but that is why this year you will find our business matters program full of more events and advice than ever before around issues of Wellbeing and Mental Health. We are excited to partner with various Scottish mental health charities and in particular, Thinking Better.
Mental health problems affect around one in four people in Britain – they can affect the way you think, feel and behave. A mental health problem can feel just as bad as, or worse than, any physical illness, only you can’t see it: and our mental health is as important as our physical health.
Our focus this year at business matters (read more here) is Thriving@Work: we believe that being in paid employment ought to give us more than just an income. Work provides a sense of purpose, structure, an outlet for our talents and abilities, an opportunity to meet goals and to make a contribution, as well as day to day contact and often friendship with others. However, as we all well know, paid employment brings with it pressures that can impact your mental health.
We know this series will be informative, encouraging and raise awareness of issues that are often not spoken about at work. We hope it will help you and perhaps even inform you so you can help one of your colleagues at work.
Being healthy mentally is not only about not having a mental health problem though – it is also about wellbeing and emotional health that positions you to thrive in your work life.
Dates for Your Diary:
The first event in the series will be a lunchtime talk by Chris Horne entitled “Observations from the Road through Despair” on Thursday 9th February. This event is open for registration and further details can be found here.
Other dates will be finalised shortly and updated on the website and on this blog.