This Sunday is World Mental Health Day which, this year, focuses on making mental health care a reality for all.
Sadly the Coronavirus pandemic has led to even more people struggling with their mental health and just last month the NHS shared that one in six young people are experiencing problems. This is up from pre-pandemic figures of one in nine.
At Voice we are always looking out for each other’s wellbeing. It is incredibly important to us and we have loved the sense of community and care which has shone through over the past 18 months.
We have all experienced the ups and downs that comes our way and we feel incredibly lucky to have created a team that puts mental health first.
From staff check-ins to access to a 24/7 wellbeing platform, we wanted to share the ways that we have evolved our mental health policy here at Voice.
We are super excited to be working with Outliers Wellbeing to gain access to The Collective which is a 24/7 wellbeing platform that provides resources and workshops to promote positive mental health. Our Account Manager Maisie is a huge fan of the lunch time webinars which focuses on nutrition, balancing finances and much more.
The whole team have access to support via a life coach whether that’s inside or outside of work. We really value progression and want each person at Voice to feel their very best whether that’s personally or professionally.
Reiki is an ultimate favourite of the Voice team; some may even say that this form of healing is magic. We put great importance on spirituality and have a go-to reiki practitioner that is an amazing form of support for us. If you haven’t tried it before then it is something we would definitely recommend.
There is no one size fits all approach when it comes to what makes someone feel like they’re nurturing their mental health. Some of us love meditating whilst others like taking that ‘me’ time by treating themselves to a massage or manicure. The Voice team also read a lot and there are some great resources such as fellow B-Corp ‘Happiful’ which is a wellbeing magazine full of tips and advice.
As we recognise this year’s World Mental Health Day we feel that it is important for businesses to be mindful of the wellbeing of their employees, allowing them the time to find the right support for them whilst having the policies in place to guide them.
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