May 23, 2018

Anxiety UK survey highlights importance of raising stress awareness

16 May 2018, 05:47 | Winifred Adams

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The National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE) is also calling for exercise to be one of the first interventions recommended by doctors when treating mild to moderate depression, highlighting the important link between physical activity and mental wellbeing.

Tackling stress can help address mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and, in some instances, self-harm and suicide.

The Hub of Hope, which the first database of its kind in the United Kingdom, has been publicly commended by mental health charities such as the Samaritans and public figures including Jeremy Corbyn and Davina McCall, who referred to Jake as "the Dalai Lama of mental health".

Best Mental Health Initiative (including an SME category and larger companies category) for a company with less than 500 employees/ more than 500 employees implementing a programme that enabled employees and employers to discuss, learn and take action towards addressing mental health in the workplace.

Mental health has become a boardroom priority for almost two-thirds (63%) of firms providing professional services in law, according to new research from Bupa.

Leading from the front and talking about the importance of good mental health helps create transparency around the issue. "These results are significant because they challenges traditional thinking about the proportion of the population affected by mental health issues and the reasons behind them".

A good job where we feel secure and supported can boost our mental health.

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Some employers go further and prohibit employees from eating lunch at their desks or sending emails out of operating hours.

Legal & General has launched its Not A Red Card Awards to celebrate what businesses have developed and implemented regarding best practices around addressing mental health in the workplace.

"It's really important for us because people in the rural areas of West Sussex often are quite cut off, there aren't as many services for people". Exercise releases endorphins while eating well and avoiding too much sugar and caffeine are both helpful strategies to reduce stress.

The risk of serious mental health problems and type 2 diabetes significantly impacts life expectancy and "must not be overlooked" an NHS director has warned.

Since 1949, Mental Health America, as well as their affiliates throughout the country, have initiated the observance of May as Mental Health Month by reaching out to millions of people through the local events, media, and screenings. Catering to each individual's unique coping mechanism and pointing them in the direction of support that will help their personal circumstances is key.

There are a number of free and practical guides available from leading mental health charities, as well as from ACAS.

He added: "I've stepped up our support for mental health in the Armed Forces, with an extra £2m of funding a year and a new 24-hour mental health hotline".

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