Surviving or thriving

Richard Martin




This Mental Health Awareness Week, 8-14 May 2017, we are going to look at mental health from a new angle. Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, we will seek to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.

Mental health awareness week 2017 (MHAW) is round the corner. This annual event takes place from 8 to 14 May this year and the theme is Surviving or Thriving.

It is all too easy to think of mental health in terms of illness but we all have a state of mental health and, thankfully, most of us spend much of our time thriving. Recognising positive mental health and how to achieve and maintain it is as important as being aware of the warning signs of developing problems.

MHAW is a great reason to get something happening in your workplace and to start a conversation about mental health. And its not too late to get something organised. If you want some ideas give us a call - whether it be something very introductory to first broach the subject, or something to build on existing initiatives, we would love to talk to you.