Mental Health Awareness Week #KindnessMatters

This week (18 – 24 May 2020) it’s National mental health awareness week in the UK and whilst the world is feeling very different at the moment, it’s important that we remember to take time to look after our own mental health as well as others.

The focus of this years campaign is around #KindnessMatters and while the UK is starting to slowly return to work, with constructions sites reopening under new social distancing rules, many will be worrying about the safety of their own health as well as others.

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) have produced a guidance document on how to support mental health at work but another area we must remember is how our mental health can be affected online. The charity MIND have produced a set of online mental health tools. as well as other guidance on how to stay safe online.

Listed below are SMAS Worksafe’s 5 top tips to support good mental health taken from the People First organisation.

  1. Get plenty of sleep
  2. Have a good balanced diet
  3. Getting out in the sunlight and exercise
  4. Either over the phone, online or at a safe social distance, connect with others
  5. Take time for yourself and do something you enjoy