As we head towards the end of Mental Health Awareness Week, it has been encouraging to see the outpouring of support from people and organisations on Social Media.
Anxiety is the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2023. I’m sure many of you have been affected by it during your lifetime or know of someone who has.
There are many triggers that can lead to anxiety including work pressures, financial worries, and health concerns, in some cases it can come on suddenly.
Unfortunately, it’s not just adults who suffer from anxiety, there are children as young as toddlers who are also demonstrating symptoms. However, these days talking about mental health issues is no longer taboo and there are many support organisations out there for people who need help.
Mental Health Charity, Mind explains the possible causes of anxiety and panic attacks and includes tips to help yourself and others who are suffering.
In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of mental health in the workplace. Many business owners are taking steps to support their employee’s mental well-being. I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, your staff are your most important asset!
We must all do what we can to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and support those who are suffering.
Nicky Jolley, MD, HR2day