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World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is observed each year on the 10th October – a day that is used to help highlight and raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. This year mental health is a hugely important issue as we see the devastating impact the pandemic has had on so many people's wellbeing.
This theme for 2021 looks at mental health in an unequal world, helping to highlight unequal access to mental health care across the world. At The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, we believe in a healthy, fair and inclusive city, and our This is Me campaign is committed to changing attitudes around mental not only in the UK but also now across the world.
Through our This is Me initiative we strive to create healthier and more inclusive workplaces by reducing stigma, dispelling myths, and improving wellbeing for good. As people begin to return to work after time at home it is hugely important that employees feel they have a support from their employers and there is a process in place for their wellbeing at work.
To help support businesses, employees and the communities around them Our This is Me initiative focuses across three key strands
- This is Me storytelling where we help organisations to encourage their employees to have open conversations around mental health, through the sharing of personal stories
- The Green Ribbon campaign which demonstrates a show of support around mental health and ending the stigma around it, through the wearing of a green ribbon both physically and virtually
- Wellbeing in the Workplace is our online training in conjunction with the Samaritans, which supports businesses in upskilling their employees in having conversations around mental health
If you are keen to help improve your employees wellbeing and further support their mental health with proven tools and techniques then find out more about out This is Me campaign and our helpful free resources.
Don’t forget to wear your Green Ribbon with pride on World Mental Health Day and turn your social media green to help reduce the stigma around mental health.