World Mental Health Day is on Monday 10th October, and the Mental Health Foundation have announced that this year’s theme is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority‘.
The overall aim of the day is to raise awareness of mental health and to encourage the tools and support in place to help people with their mental health. It is a day of conversation where everyone has the opportunity to discover ways they can improve mental health for themselves and others, and how important it is to talk about how you feel.
The Mental Health Foundation said:
“For over 70 years, we’ve been working to make sure that mental health is treated on a par with physical health. Mental health problems exist in our lives, families, workplaces and communities, impacting everyone. We need to do as much as possible to prevent mental ill-health – as individuals and as a society. We will continue to call on national and local government to prioritise reducing the factors known to pose a risk to people’s mental health, enhancing those known to protect it and creating the conditions needed for people to thrive.”
Active Care Group is committed to the health and wellbeing of our residents. We provide mental health support across all our services, and we have a number of services specific to mental health. We’re able to support people in one of our Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit’s, Acute Unit’s, or a residential service. These services provide care, support, and rehabilitation to adults with a diagnosed mental health condition, with one specialist service supporting vulnerable females with complex mental health conditions. We believe in better, which is why we care for those who are facing the hardest challenges and need the greatest level of support with their mental health.
We are a pioneering provider of complex care, and through the expansion of new services, we want to continue to provide invaluable mental health services, where we place people at the heart of everything we do.
Next month we will be opening a new adult mental health care hospital, Kings Norton. Kings Norton Hospital in Birmingham will support men and women over the age of 18 from across the UK who are experiencing severe and complex mental health conditions. With intensive support from our multi-disciplinary team (MDT), patients will be able to work through their mental health conditions in a safe and secure environment. Our MDT will work closely to offer a range of therapeutic interventions and promote the shortest length of stay that is clinically indicated to support a healthy transition home or to ongoing support in the community.
We believe that supporting the health and wellbeing of our colleagues is vital which is why we offer a number of benefits across the group.
The Employee Assistance Programme is a confidential 24/7 helpline service, that helps you deal with personal or work-related problems that may be affecting your life.
Our colleagues have access to health and wellbeing apps which include mindfulness courses, mental wellbeing courses, exercise training, guided meditations and more. This is a great way for our team to consistently check in with their feelings and to increase positive mental health.
Another benefit of the group is Active Rewards which offer a range of discounts and savings. This gives our team access to discounted shopping, vouchers, cashback, and special offers – instore and online. As the worry of finances can affect your home and work life, we think it is necessary to provide benefits for colleagues that will help their money go further.
We are continuously implementing ways to encourage the wellbeing and mental health of our team.
We recognise that mental health awareness and wellbeing is extremely important for everyone and needs to be made a priority, particularly with the challenges of the current climate. If you are looking for advice, further information, or require mental health resources, please visit https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/ or https://www.youngminds.org.uk/