Isle Of Wight Radio Joins In With Mental Health Minute

Isle Of Wight Radio Joins In With Mental Health Minute

Isle Of Wight Radio Joins In With Mental Health Minute

It has been great to witness the upturn in mental health awareness over the past few years with more business leaders, celebrities and even the royal family talking about the issue.

The report also found that the level of employee absence from mental health issues is on, average, 6.6 days annually, per employee.

According student and graduate careers app Debut, only 15% graduates described the mental health support provided by their employer as "good", while a third of graduates said their employer's welfare provision was "poor".

All of us live increasingly busy lives in and it is all too easy to feel overwhelmed by our many responsibilities whether it's work commitments, financial worries, difficulties in relationships or the pressures of social media and information overload. "Only by challenging any potential stigma and increasing awareness around mental health at work can we start to break the silence and start to build more open and inclusive workplaces".

But the fact is our mental health is just as important as our physical health and we all need to take better care of ourselves.

"As well as providing company and fun, radio can be an important lifeline for listeners", said Radiocentre CEO Siobhan Kenny.

Isle of Wight Radio is joining BBC and commercial radio stations around the UK to unite for the first time to broadcast a one-minute message about mental health.

Every year, one in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem, according to mental health charity Mind.

"Waiting lists and services, sadly, aren't always as quick as you'd like them to be but there's always loads of help online and loads of people who want to listen". This is why our new Mental Health Strategy, published a year ago, was shaped by a public consultation - a consultation which received almost 600 responses.

You can also observe Mental Health Awareness Month by other means also, like by getting a mental health checkup, attending a local community advocacy event, or by getting certified in Mental Health First Aid. Mental health conditions are real, and a common problem that is treatable.

All of this work is underpinned by a significant financial commitment of £150 million over five years. "This poignant moment of reflection, a first in United Kingdom radio, is a wonderful opportunity to help us improve how we support each othe remotionally".

Periods of ill health can be recovered from if treated so let's keep in mind to make time to look after our own mental wellbeing and be mindful of those we are close to.

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