The overriding theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from Monday 9 May to Sunday 15 May is “Loneliness” and will focus on how solitude and isolation can affect our state of mind.
Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a spike in mental health issues, and loneliness has been found to be a contributing factor to higher levels of distress, stemming from a sense of isolation and the inability to connect with others in a social and work environment.
These issues are further exacerbated by lockdown restrictions, the uncertainty around global politics, the effect of Ukraine on supply chains, a looming recession, and the cost-of-living crisis.
At Kerfoot, we are committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our staff, by offering a supportive work environment. To this end we provide the services of an outsourced wellbeing firm, YuLife. They provide a number of great support services including access to a full EAP service, financial wellbeing services, 24/7 GP and lifestyle advice. They also feature a health app that gives daily rewards from major brand owners to act as an incentive for every step you take, and every mindful break taken during your day.
According to the mental health charity, Mind, an estimated one in four people in the UK experience mental health problems each year. At Kerfoot, we believe that mental health should be accorded the same importance as physical health – especially in these very difficult times.
While YuLife offers great monitoring and advice, there are also some changes that you could start making today. We would like to share some of our top tips with you that could have a positive effect on your mental health and wellbeing.
This Mental Health Awareness Week the Kerfoot team are reaffirming their commitment to tackling mental health issues by providing help and support where we can!
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