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Oct 7, 2022 |

NFSP Communications Team

If you are not already aware, today, Monday 10 October is World Mental Health Day with this year’s theme being ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.  

Is mental health still the elephant in the room? Do you know where to find the support needed or have an inkling of who you can talk to? Many of us will experience a mental health problem in our lifetime so we should be able to have these open and honest conversations. We should know where we can find support and we should know who we can talk to in our time of need.  

With society being as fast paced as it is, we cannot always concentrate on ourselves. Throw in a global economic crisis and the atrocities currently happening around the world means we really should take time out to engage in self-care and activities that help promote the wellness of our own mental health.   

To the person reading this, you matter. Therefore, you deserve to take time for yourself. So here is a small challenge for you: how about finding five minutes to concentrate on you? Take a short walk, listen to music, talk to a friend or family member, or start a bucket list of feel-good things to do.  

Here at the NFSP, we want to encourage our members to share their stories with each other to change the way we think and speak about mental health problems. We all need support with our mental health journeys so encouraging each other to reach out for support if the need arises may prove to be advantageous on many levels. If we all talk openly and honestly about mental health, we may prevent problems building up, providing us with a morale booster both in the workplace and socially.  

The NFSP has a small group of Mental Health First Aiders. If you would like to connect with us, please email stating your name and contact telephone number for a confidential chat.  

We also provide our members with a comprehensive health and wellbeing support service. If you have not had the time to view these on our website, please visit here using your member login details to find out about the resources that are available.  

For additional support, the wonderful people at Everymind at Work have put together a fabulous Mental Health Support Directory. This guide will help those in crisis understand exactly where they can find help and what to expect. You can download the guide from here. Once downloaded please place it in an area that is easily accessible for you, your loved ones, and colleagues.  

Useful links:   

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Tags: Health & Safety, National Awareness Days