Mental health problems cost the UK economy at least £117.9 billion annually according to a report published by Mental Health Foundation and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
It’s no surprise that this year’s theme for World Mental Health Day on Monday 10th October is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’. At Chineham Park we take mental health and occupier well-being very seriously.
World Mental Health Day
We wanted to ensure that we marked the global occasion with a host of activities across all of our business parks in the Frasers Property UK portfolio. Each park is hosting a Tea and Talk event between 10:00-11:00am on the morning of World Mental Health Day. We are inviting occupiers to gather for a natter over a free tea or coffee and a sweet treat.
This is a chance to connect with colleagues and friends at Chineham Park and will be held at our café and co-working space The Exchange. Come and join us from 10am – 11am on Monday 10th October.
It’s good to talk
Talking is good for you – it’s that simple! We understand the importance of wellbeing in the workplace and that’s why we wanted to offer occupiers the opportunity to connect and socialise. Staying connected is often more important than we realise and with many us spending a large proportion of our lives at work it is vital to be able to talk to colleagues and form strong relationships.
There will also be signposting towards further information and support around mental health issues with links and downloads that we can email to anyone who needs more support. We are also offering a free online subscription to Happiful magazine. Happiful is a mental health and wellbeing magazine on a mission to create a healthier and happier society through inspiring life stories and positive news.
How can you celebrate World Mental Health Day in your workplace?
- Share experiences. It is great to share your own mental health experiences. By being open and honest it may encourage others to open up
- Sparking conversations on social media. Use the hashtag #WorldMentalHealthDay
- Practice self care. Take a walk, read a magazine, have a bubble bath – whatever makes you happy
- Expressing daily gratitude. Write down one or two things that you are grateful for
- Reach out to friends and family and check in on them. Send a text or give them a call, let them know you are them for them
If you need someone to talk to right now then call Samaritans on 116 123 (UK-wide) or
text SHOUT to 85258 (UK-wide).