Every Mind Matters – improving individual mental wellbeing
What works for workplace mental health?
IHSCM Members are invited to attend the What Works Centre for Wellbeing’s next Business Leaders’ Council webinar
Tuesday 19 October 12.30-1.30pm
In recent years employers have started investing in mental health initiatives, but despite growing investment, there is still so much we do not know about what works.
The Wellcome Trust’s most recent report draws together findings from ten global research projects on promising approaches for supporting mental health in the workplace. In this webinar we will hear from the report’s author.
[Extract from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing’s weekly blog]
Our experience and perception of our mental and physical health is the biggest single factor that explains, on average, how we rate our wellbeing.
Our blog this week highlights the Every Mind Matters campaign in the run up to World Mental Health Day on 10th October.
Resources include the free NHS Mind Plan quiz. To date, over 3.4 million Mind Plans have been completed. By answering five simple questions online, adults will get a personalised mental health action plan with practical tips to help them deal with stress and anxiety, boost their mood, sleep better and feel more in control.
What works to improve mental health and wellbeing?
- Listening to or making music is the most positive mood boosting thing you can do.
- Getting outdoors and active with others boosts both positive mood and feelings of worth and purpose and longer term resilience – weekly sport and/or outdoor activities with your partner are big wellbeing wins.
- Volunteering has helped people with mental health conditions during the pandemic.
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