World Mental Health Day 2020

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The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October every year. This year, the theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is mental health for all.

Mental health awareness, as well as effective and continuous mental health support, are at the heart of everything we do at Local Care Force. From the national prestige of our multiple, award-winning initiatives to the simple (day-to-day) ethos we adopt as a business. The combination of all these things promotes a truly open and supportive work environment for all. Below are just a few of the things that we’ve done to support this…

 

Our Time to Change Pledge

Two years ago we signed an Employer Pledge with Time to Change, to support people to open up to mental health problems. With our signing, we committed to change the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace.

You can read more about our pledge here.

 

Address Your Stress training

Last year our “Address Your Stress” workshops were formally launched. 100% developed by mental health professionals and training experts, the main purpose of the training was to create a supportive workplace culture. One which was free from any stigma often associated with mental health conditions. By establishing the use of a signposting framework and practical knowledge we first helped our own team, and then external businesses, to support each other when experiencing life’s unavoidable stressors. In short, educating and empowering a team with the tools to recognise, manage and reduce stress to change attitudes and impact lives.

Please email amelia@localcareforce.co.uk if you’d like to book this mental health training in for your business.

Ongoing staff development

Our incredible, 100% in-house clinical nurses and trainers have always been a point of pride for us. Their efforts have had a huge impact, especially that of  Clinical Lead Nurse, Amelia, who has been shortlisted for and won countless national accolades for her work.
Most recently, Amelia qualified in COVID19-Psychological First Aid. This means she can provide both support as well as recognise those at risk of distress, specifically relating to the challenges we are all facing with COVID19 pandemic.

Get involved in World Mental Health Day 2020

Tea & Talk

Virtually hang out with friends, family or colleagues by holding a Tea & Talk to fundraise for the Mental Health Foundation. Sign up here to get started!

Get involved as a fundraiser

Every pound you raise will help us tip the balance in favour of a world with good mental health for all. You can do a challenge event for the Mental Health Foundation or take part in one of their many flagship fundraising campaigns. Or simply do your own thing to raise money!

Buy green ribbon pins

The green ribbon is the international symbol for mental health awareness. All proceeds fund our life-changing work as a UK charity dedicated to mental health. Click here to find out more.

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