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Most homes and workplaces have a first aid kit for cuts and bruises but what about a mental health first aid kit? Where do you, your family or your staff go when feeling emotionally drained and finding things too much?
Thankfully people are starting to be a lot more open about mental health, which is important as 1 in 4 of us will have a mental illness each year.
In the workplace the cost to employees and businesses can be huge with 70 million work days lost each year costing UK businesses a staggering £70 billion each year.
Far more workers have time off due to mental health problems at work than ever do due to accidents, injuries and illnesses. Each workplace that values its employees emotional well being should have a mental first aid kit, along with trained mental health first aiders, someone staff can talk too
It is a health and safety requirement for employers to provide adequate equipment to treat employees should they become ill or injured at work, One in 4 people of working age will suffer from a mental health condition at some point in their life, so it makes sense we address it in the same way as we do physical ill health.
Having a Mental Health First Aid Kit is one way to do this, having a proactive approach to managing stress and anxiety in the workplace.
You can now also sponsor a Mental Health First Aid Kit for a Key Worker/Hospital or Workplace of your choice see here for details
Life can be demanding.
With so many stresses in our life, exams, school, work, demands on our time and energy, there’s a risk of forgetting about our own mental health and well-being.
But when our well-being is forgotten, it impacts on our mental health. We feel tired, worn out, and frazzled. We tend to put our needs last.
The Buddy Bag is a non subscription mental health first aid kit for yourself, filled with .
thoughtful, inspiring and motivational treats, the Buddy Bag contents may change from time to time, but will always be just what you need to pick yourself up and face the day.
Coping Strategy Bag for Children
Comes with a range of items carefully chosen to allow the child to focus, calm down and channel negative energy elsewhere when they are feeling frustrated or angry.
Be Me! Self-Care Strength Box
Self care, whether you do it so you can help others, or simply because you recognise it matters because you matter, should be part of everyone's lives.