NPT Homes Mental Health Awareness Week Sessions a Success
A week-long series of talks and workshops organised by NPT Homes to raise awareness of Mental Health has been deemed a great success.
The sessions were held to mark Mental Health Awareness Week and to encourage staff to look after their mental, as well as physical, health and provide them with information on where they can get advice and support if they are concerned with their well-being.
Taking place from 8th -14th May Mental Health Awareness Week was promoted by the Mental Health Foundation and aimed to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.
Over 20 different events were organised over the course of the week and were well supported by the organisation’s staff. Events included talks from mental health charities Gofal and MIND as well as workshops from local health and well-being providers.
One of the most powerful events of the week was a talk given by three NPT Homes staff to their colleagues on their experiences with mental health, the services they accessed and the support they received as they dealt with their illness.
Lorraine Evans, who organised the programme on behalf of NPT Homes said:
“Encouraging staff to look after their mental health is very important to us as an organisation and so we were delighted to see such a fantastic response to the sessions.
Despite Mental Health Awareness Week drawing to a close, we are continuing to provide information and support to staff with more talks and sessions planned on a monthly basis. In addition, we will also be signing up to the Time to Chance Pledge – a national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems.”