This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and at Spirit Group we’ve been busy exploring ways to support the wellbeing of ourselves and others around us.
Mental health is just as important as physical health, although it is often overlooked due to the associated stigma. Taking time away from your desk to walk and talk with colleagues is just one act of care you can do for yourself, as well as offering support to others, during the working day.
We’ve spent the past two weeks at Spirit Group putting this into practice by challenging ourselves to walk as far as possible in our charity Spirit Group Step Count Challenge. Together we’ve walked a total of 3,385,423 steps – the same distance as walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats two and a half times! We will be donating all of the money raised to key mental health charities to help support those who are struggling.
On World Mental Health Day, we also erected a Positivity Wall in the Spirit Group offices and invited everyone to share activities and tricks that make us feel better when we’re stressed or anxious. The result was a beautiful rainbow display of suggestions; from meditation to playing with pets, various forms of exercise, baking, colouring, poetry, writing letters to friends and family and many, many more recommendations. It was great to see so many different ideas, and acted as a powerful reminder that everybody needs to unwind and take time for themselves.
Spirit Group is proud to provide support and raise awareness of the challenges associated with mental health, not just this week but all year round.