Isle of Wight Radio is joining BBC and commercial radio stations around the UK to unite for the first time to broadcast a one-minute message about mental health.
You can also observe Mental Health Awareness Month by other means also, like by getting a mental health checkup, attending a local community advocacy event, or by getting certified in Mental Health First Aid.
Jessica Carmody, from London, won the Employee Champion Award at Mind's 2017-18 Workplace Wellbeing Index Awards on April 17, for championing mental health and promoting wellbeing at KPMG, where she works. This suggests that as a region, trust between line managers and teams is slightly stronger than the national picture, where 40 per cent would trust a manager with this sort of issue.
"Mental Health Awareness Week is a fantastic time to promote the mental health benefits of exercise and physical activity which is why we have chose to host at open week", said Founder of Xercise4Less, Jon Wright.
Nearly half of those consulted chose mental health as the issue young people consider most important above other issues such as cyber safety. Most people have their own ideas on why the problem with children and young people's mental health seems to be worsening. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that, "Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the US - 43.8 million - experiences mental illness in a given year".
The company's latest report 'Employee Wellbeing Research 2018', carried out in association with Reward & Employee Benefits Association (REBA) found that 60% of United Kingdom chief executives say mental health is the area of employee wellbeing they are most concerned about. "Our Managing Mental Health report has given employers the insights they need to affect meaningful change in this area; it is vital that they take heed".
When we start talking, we realize that mental illnesses are more common and relatable than we think. Whether establishing lunch-time walking groups or offering after-work yoga classes, businesses can provide a great outlet to support their employees' mental and physical wellbeing.
The Sober Advantage, a wellness provider, is today launching a first for football, a coaching programme focused entirely on the player's mental health and wellbeing.
For some, reasons include; not feeling comfortable disclosing their mental health problem, worrying their employer will think they can't do their job and not wanting to be treated differently. It's a serious problem, as exercising within the guidelines helps to tackle over 20 chronic conditions including coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer. We all need the confidence to be able to talk frankly and openly with patients about how they are feeling, in order to let them know we can support and help them.