Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, MHA Week is in its 22nd year and runs from Monday 9th May – Sunday 16th May.
This year the emphasis is on raising awareness of the effect of loneliness on our mental health and the practical steps we can take to address it.
Together we can tackle loneliness
According to the Mental Health Foundation, ‘one in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time’. As there isn’t just one single cause, there isn’t one solution either. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to mental health and the longer we feel isolated, the more we are at risk of developing a problem.
For Mental Health Awareness Week this year, Jupiter Group are aiming to raise awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental health and to shed light on ways that we can combat loneliness.
Our impact on Mental Health Awareness Week
As a way of tackling loneliness we’re encouraging our colleagues to build meaningful connections with friends, family, work-mates and communities. Whether it’s reaching out via text, a comment on social media or picking up the phone, each action plays a small role is helping someone feel less isolated.
Jupiter Group Podcast series, The Pod
To mark last year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we released a special edition of our podcast series, The Pod. Discussing last year’s ‘nature’ theme, our Head of People, Teresa Cheneler and Head of Marketing Kirsty Fleetwood spoke of the importance of connecting with the outdoors.
The duo also spoke about mother nature’s essential role in not only nurturing fresh produce but also helping you re-set and re-charge during a busy workday.