Mental Health Awareness Week #ThrivingAtWork

This week (15 – 21 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week and we’ve been working with St. Nicks to champion mental health support in the workplace.

Sam, Jane, Joanne and Rianna, our team at Get Cycling with Jane, the Thriving At Work Officer from St. Nick’s

We understand that mental ill health, anxiety and stress are associated with many of the leading causes of disease and disability in our society. Promoting and protecting the mental well-being of the workforce is important for individuals’ physical health, social well-being, and productivity.

We have been working with Jane from St. Nick’s on the Thriving At Work project, funded through Better Connect, to train a Mental Health First Aider, organise moral-boosting social events for staff and develop a mental health and well-being policy to benefit everyone that works at Get Cycling.

And we wouldn’t be very good cycling advocates if we didn’t suggest cycling to work to boost your mental health!

We all know that physical exercise can improve your overall mood and feeling of well-being but the added rhythmic motion and being out in the open can increase your tolerance to stress and other mental health issues. Sometimes, if you having a particularly stressful day, a cycle out in the fresh air can give you the reset you need to get on with your day.

Anxiety is the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2023. There are so many amazing resources out there about anxiety and mental health to help you and help your workplace to support you so you can thrive at work!

Mental Health And Social Anxiety by York Ending Stigma Podcast

Mental Health Awareness Week website

York CVS Ending Stigma

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