Mental Health Awareness Week - 9th - 15th May 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 gave the opportunity to face up to the impact the last 12 months had on our lives, helping us reflect, readjust and reset, while also focusing on all aspects of mental health and provide all important help and advice. 

This year, HAE EHA decided to focus on the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’, a set of steps developed by the New Economics Foundation to help improve mental health and wellbeing of the whole population. 

Each day throughout the week HAE EHA shared each step, alongside some useful resources, across social media, that could help companies support their employees with mental health at work. 

Click below to view the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’.

Evidence suggests that feeling close to or valued by others is a fundamental human need. For people of all ages, social relationships are crucial for wellbeing and can often improve our mental health.

This year, especially, it is important to connect with people (whilst staying safe) as much as we can. Click the button below to see more information and resources to help you to connect.

CONNECT

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week's theme is ‘Nature’ and we know more than ever the importance of getting out of the house and connecting to nature.

Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of mental health illness and is essential for slowing age-related cognitive decline. Any exercise works, it does not have to be intense.

For more information and resources on how to BE ACTIVE click below.

BE ACTIVE

Studies have shown that being aware of your surroundings and reminding yourself to ‘take notice’ strengthens your awareness, which can enhance your wellbeing.

Heightened awareness also enhances your self-understanding and allows you to make positive choices based on your own values and motivations.

For more information and resources to help you TAKE NOTICE click below.

TAKE NOTICE

Continuing to learn throughout life, no matter your age, enhances self esteem, encourages social interaction, and helps with wellbeing, both mentally and physically.

Setting goals, which is related to adult learning in particular, has been strongly associated with improved wellbeing.

For more information and resources to help you LEARN click below.

LEARN

Participating in social and community life has been proven to be an important part of wellbeing research. Studies have shown that individuals who have greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy.

Studies have shown that an act of kindness each day for six weeks significantly increases an individual's mental wellbeing.

More information and resources on how to GIVE click below.

GIVE

Although the focus is on Mental Health Awareness Week, the ‘5 Ways of Wellbeing’ steps and ideas can be used whenever they are needed.

HAE EHA also feels it’s important to share resources that may help those in need. Below are some other resources that could be useful, click each section to expand.

HAE EHA believes it is just as important to have employees trained in Mental Health as it is for standard first aid. An overview of HAE EHA’s Mental Health training courses is below.

HAE EHA MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS - eLearning Programme
This online programme offers guidance on mental health issues employers have been facing during the Covid-19 crisis. This course is useful for those managing employees working remotely or on furlough. Click here for more information.

LEVEL 1 AWARD IN AWARENESS OF FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH
This ½-Day course is aimed at providing learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost the person towards professional help.

LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH
This 1-Day course covers the content of the Level 1 course but also expands on the effects of drugs and alcohol, incorporates the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and covers ways in which a positive mental health culture can be supported within a workplace.

LEVEL 3 AWARD IN SUPERVISING FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH
This 2-Day course goes into detail on a wide range of mental health conditions and the support and help provided by healthcare professionals. It covers the content of both the Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications but is aimed at Trainer/Assessors and/or supervisor level within the workplace.

To find out more about our Mental Health First Aid programmes and to book a course click here.
Previous Sessions
HAE EHA - Mental Health and Wellbeing for the Hire Industry
This webinar provides guidance on mental health issues employers are facing during Covid-19 and gives guidance to help employees either working remotely or on Furlough.

MHFA England - Mental Health Tips for the virtual Office

MHFA England - Supporting Mental Health in the Construction Sector

Upcoming Webinars
11th May - Understanding Stress and Managing Symptoms

18th May - Mind Fitness Hub: What Can we do to Prevent and Protect Ourselves Against Stress at Work?

20th May - Mental Health UK: Understanding the Link Between Mental and Physical Health