9th of May marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week, and could not be timed more perfectly. While the end of Covid restrictions is returning us to a sense of normalcy after over 2 years of profound change, it is clear that the mental health impact from the pandemic is very much present.10 million people will need help with mental ill health relating to the pandemic. This has been contingent upon the experience of loneliness that so many of s went through with the rolling lockdowns and immense disruption caused by the pandemic. That is why the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is loneliness, because so many of us have had to deal with these emotions over the course of the pandemic.
That is why it is incredibly important that employers recognise that, despite the positives of the end of restrictions, the mental health effects of the pandemic are yet to be seen in full. As with all types of trauma, it may take some time before symptoms begin to manifest. We should use Mental Health Awareness Week to make it known that just because we are entering a post-COVID world, our colleagues, friends and family may need as much, if not more, mental health support than ever before.
To help mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Wellbeing Solutions have developed bespoke, effective and comprehensive mental health services that are enabling employers to take a proactive approach to workplace wellbeing.
Our discounted Mental Health and EAP Awareness Webinar is an excellent way to demonstrate both your commitment to workplace mental health and to remind employees of their 24/7 EAP counselling and advice helpline service.
If you are interested in arranging a session, or would like more information please get in touch with our team by either calling 0207 708 5000 or sending an enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.