On today’s episode, I’m going to be talking about how to organise effective mental health awareness events for your workplace.
Why am I talking about mental health awareness events?
I decided to make an episode on this topic as it’s just been Time to Change’s Time to Talk Day. As important as one-off events are, they can sometimes feel sporadic. So, it’s important to understand how you can tie one-off events cohesively to complement your wellbeing strategy.
In today’s show, we talk about:
- How organising events in isolation can be detrimental. [01:06]
- Some ideas on how to organise mental health events in your workplace [03:24]
- Types of events you could organise that build interest. [06:29]
- Follow-on steps that you could implement at your workplace [08:04]
- How walking and talking meetings help improve workers wellbeing and productivity [09:12]
Helpful resources mentioned to plan your mental health awareness events:
- How you can get involved in Time to Talk Day
- The Depressed Cake Shop website, with ideas on setting-up your own
- Ramblers Mental health and Walking
- Streetspace Greenery Paper on green spaces in urban environments
- Mental Health Foundation How to look after your mental health with exercise
- Organising events in isolation could mean that staff don’t access available help and support uniformly. Certain members of staff may have a terrible experience while others have a very positive experience.
- How perception is important when organising events.
- Consider the theme that you want to adopt for the year, as well as the times of the year you want to raise awareness.
- It’s important to link mental health events to the strategy, aims and objectives of your workplace.
- When organising events, several heads are better than one!
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Remember to tune in to next week’s episode, where I’ll bring you more insights into mental health and inclusion.