As part of Mental Health Awareness Week Coopers Fire raised £190 for The Mental Health Foundation.
On Friday 19th May staff at Ignis House joined in ‘wear it green day’ in support of the Mental Health Foundation. Thank you and well done to everyone involved and we were pleased to have raised £190 for The Mental Health Foundation.
Staff were also invited to take an extra 30 minutes out of their working day on Wednesday to go for a walk, either by themselves or with colleagues. Many of our staff enjoyed having some time to talk to others and we had some lovely weather for it too.
Anxiety was the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2023
Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem.
Lots of things can lead to feelings of anxiety, including exam pressures, relationships, starting a new job (or losing one) or other big life events. We can also get anxious when it comes to things to do with money and not being able to meet our basic needs, like heating our home or buying food. But anxiety can be made easier to manage.
Focusing on anxiety for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week will increase people’s awareness and understanding of anxiety by providing information on the things that can help prevent it from becoming a problem. At the same time, we will keep up the pressure to demand change – making sure that improving mental health is a key priority for the government and society as a whole.