Mental Health Awareness Month
This May we are running a month-long campaign to raise awareness of mental health.
By raising awareness of mental health and the different types of support available for people, we are hoping to create an open and understanding environment where people feel more comfortable talking about mental health.
We know that various factors can have a large impact on people and their mental health. As we work in a high-stress industry, we think it's important to better understand the ways in which we can take care of our wellbeing and support the wellbeing of others. Ultimately people are very important to us and RSG wouldn't function without them so we want to focus on the welfare of all employees by raising awareness of mental health.
Adam Meadows, Managing Director of Solutions at RSG said,
"We are launching this campaign in order that we can create a more open forum for discussion of mental health issues amongst our colleagues, candidates and clients. If we can help just one person who is experiencing mental health challenges by demonstrating to them that they are not alone and that others are going through similar things then this campaign will have been worthwhile."
As part of this campaign, Adam has opened up about his own mental health experiences of which you can view the full story here:
Alistair Collier, Regional Manager of the North, has also shared his personal story of his mental health experiences. Watch Alistair’s story below, and read his full story here.
Throughout the month of May we will also be outlining some of the support available if you or a loved one are experiencing mental illness or have mental health concerns.
Guides we will be producing throughout the month will be:
- What is mental health and why should we raise awareness?
- The support available to you if you have mental health concerns or a mental illness
- The impact of stress and how to manage it
- How to support a colleague with mental health issues
For help and information on mental illness and where to go for help, the following websites provide excellent support and guidance for mental health issues: