The Westgrove Group pledges it’s support for Mental Health Awareness Week. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, this year the theme is ‘Anxiety’, a common feeling that can sometimes get out of control.
We all feel anxious from time to time. Anxiety is a natural response to the uncertain world around us. For example, in the current cost-of-living crisis, more than a third of adults feel anxious about their financial situation. But it’s important that we recognise and respond when we feel anxious, so that our anxiety doesn’t become overwhelming.
Here at The Westgrove Group, we take the Mental Health of our colleagues and those around us very seriously. We’re taking this opportunity to talk about Mental Health and start the conversation. This week we are providing our colleagues with a Mental Health Toolkit. We want our colleagues to know that if they are struggling there are lots of ways they can reach out for support.
Mental Health Toolkit
We have Mental Health First Aiders in the business and all Colleagues are offered Mental Health Awareness training via our e-leaning programme.
Through our partnership with the Retail Trust, our colleagues have access to free and completely confidential advice and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and access to the Retail Trust wellbeing portal where they can create their own personalised wellbeing toolkit.
We provide our colleagues with free access to Mind Over Mountains, the well-being and mental health charity who run outdoor therapeutic events throughout the year. Mind Over Mountains believe that time in nature, coupled with professional support is a powerful way to build resilience, talk without pressure and find stillness; restoring mental health, naturally.
If you are struggling with your mental health, we urge you to take the first step and reach out.
The Mental Health Foundation provide a list of charities and organisations that offer help and support directly to people with mental health problems – Click here.