Saturday 10th October was World Mental Health Day, a day dedicated to spreading the message that it’s okay not to be okay, and to encouraging all of us to talk.
But because it was a Saturday, it is possible that it may have been overlooked by some people.
So, let’s make sure that today and next week, next month and next year, we challenge the stigma and promote positive messages about mental health.
If you are an employer, spend the time to inform your staff about the subject and train those who are interested to become first aiders. Make sure that your commitment is being heard throughout the company and that your workplaces promote a positive mental health message.
If you are a construction related organisation, you could consider signing up to the Building Mental Health charter. THSP were amongst the first to sign the charter at its inception in 2018, since when it has gained more than 500 other signatories
If you are feeling overwhelmed by all of this, you are not alone, most of us are at the beginning of this journey, but at THSP, we are always happy to share our experiences and offer help to those customers looking to make a change.