Get stuck into a week full of free events centred around the Five Ways to Wellbeing, from hot drink giveaways to virtual mindfulness walks
Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 10 – 16 May 2021. The importance of mental health in the workplace is a cause close to our hearts, which is why we’ve scheduled a great lineup of free events to help you better recognise and take care of your wellbeing at work.
Each of these events is centred around the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ – five simple steps designed to improve mental health in the population. The steps are Give; Be Active; Take Notice; Learn a New Skill, and Connect. The events below are free and open to all, so you’re welcome to invite colleagues, friends, family or anyone who you think might benefit! Remember to register below so you don’t miss out…
Monday 10 May, 9am – 11am.
Sharing in acts of kindness is incredibly rewarding and associated with an increase in wellbeing. To get the ball rolling, we’ll be giving away 50 FREE hot drinks at Sociable Folk café! All you have to do is pop in on Monday 10 May anytime between 9am – 11am, present the Wellington Place Rewards App voucher to a member of staff and you’ll be sipping your free drink in no time! T&Cs apply, check the app for more information.
Tuesday 11 May, 12:45pm – 1:30pm
Physical activity isn’t just good for your overall fitness, it’s also linked to lower rates of depression and anxiety. Get those good endorphins flowing and join our free online HIIT workout class, led by top personal trainer, Natalie Ledgard-Browne, from Trib3. Taking place Tuesday 11 May at 12:45pm, she’ll take you through a fun, energetic, full-body workout to help you burn calories and increase your fitness.
Wednesday 12 May, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Savour the moment. Be curious. Enjoy a moment’s reflection. Paying attention to the present moment can strengthen our awareness and self-understanding, and this virtual mindful walk on 12 May at 12:30pm is a great place to begin! Discover how to awaken your mental, physical, emotional and creative energy through simple exercises. Whether you join us from your home, garden, or your favourite walking route, simply log on from your phone, pop in your headphones and let the wellbeing expert guide you on your way…
*By registering to the mindful walk, you agree for your contact details to be passed to Mind It for the purpose of providing you with more information about the event and how to join from your phones.
Learn a New Skill
Thursday 13 May, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Trying something new and gaining new skills not only enhances self-esteem, but is also a great way to connect with other people. This ‘Learn About Burnout’ webinar on 13 May at 12:30pm will help you better understand what burnout is and how to spot the signs in yourself and others. What’s more, you’ll discover healthy coping strategies to help you fine-tune that tricky balance between stressors and rewards.
Friday 14 May, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Our social relationships are a hugely important part of our overall wellbeing, helping to nurture feelings of self-worth and provide crucial emotional support. On 14 May at 12:30pm, we’re hosting a virtual meet-up with Andy’s Man Club – a talking group for men to come together and open up about their issues in a safe and welcoming environment. Andrew Greenway will share information about the club, how it started, the work they do and how it has helped so many people with their struggles. There’ll also be an opportunity to share your experiences, followed by a Q&A session. Come along, find out what it’s all about and meet others – “it’s okay to talk”.
For more information about our Mental Health Awareness Week events, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org