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World Mental Health Day at CarmichaelUK

CarmichaelUK Supports World Mental Health Day at work!

Mirren Dougan

October 16, 2019

World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is an international day for global education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. At CarmichaelUK, we understand the importance of our staff’s mental wellbeing and so we host regular events that give our employees the chance to clear their head away from their desks in the day.

WMHD was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. The theme is set year on year by the WFMH, This year’s theme was Suicide Prevention.

Mental Health problems affect around 1 in 4 people in any given year; these can range from problems such as anxiety and depression to problems such as Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder. Mental health is just like physical health, everyone has it and everyone should look after it.

This year for WMHD, we took time out of our busy schedules to play board games with one another. This enables our staff to take time out and chat with people they wouldn’t necessarily usually get a chance to socialise within the working day.

At CarmichaelUK, we’ve also partnered up with Mates in Mind so that our contractors can access round the clock care and advise when needed. Mates in Mind do not offer any direct support but work closely with the following  leading, confidential information and support services:

Samaritans – For everyone

Call: 116 123 | Text 07725 909090 | Email: Jo@Samaritans.org

Construction Industry Helpline

Call: 0345 605 1956

MIND

Call: 0300 123 3393 | Text: 86463

Electrical Industries Charity

Call: 0800 652 1618 | Email: support@electricalcharity.org

The National Counselling Society

Call: 01903 200666 | Email: admin@nationalcounsellingsociety.org | Website (find a counsellor): Click here

FRANK

Call: 0300 123 6600 | Find a support centre: Click here

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