It is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the theme is loneliness.
Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity for all of us to focus on how we are all doing regarding our mental well-being.
1 in 4 adults in the UK feels lonely some or all the time.
We work in a fast-paced industry that is exciting, rewarding, and challenging but also can be demanding, stressful, and sometimes lonely.
The combination of priorities, projects, long working hours, and emerging from the pandemic can create burnout, stress, and loneliness.
We must create a workplace culture where all individuals feel supported and able to voice any concerns that they may have and enter meaningful conversations about our well-being.
Here are some top tips of what we are trying to do at AMS to keep our mental health strong and loneliness at bay: –
- We have instigated two office days a week where the whole AMS Community comes together for planning sessions, and meetings to catch up all together.
- An open-door policy so that any staff individual feels able to message or suggest a coffee with every level team member.
- Re-connecting with staff by re-starting to schedule one-to-one catchups now that we are all back working together.
- Keeping an eye out for anyone who seems distant, quieter than normal, or someone we haven’t seen in a while.
We want to let everyone at AMS know that your mental health matters.
Together we can tackle loneliness.