Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Workplace event ideas for Mental Health Awareness Week 14-20 May 2018

Here are some event ideas for your business, staff and customers to get involved in this year’s mental health awareness week which focuses on stress.

Take a stand

Have a stand or notice board with information about stress and mental health problems and wellbeing tips which colleagues can take away. Share the information via your intranet and internal communication channels too so it’s available to anyone at any time and colleagues from other locations can access the information too.

De-Stress board – Top tips to de-stress

Ask your colleagues to fill out a ‘When I’m stressed note’ (we can supply these) with their tips for reducing stress and relaxing and stick it to the ‘de-stress board’. Then collate and share everyone’s ideas.

Lunch and Learn

Invite your colleagues to a lunch time session to talk about signs stress and mental health problems and how to improve wellbeing. You could provide a basic lunch for your colleagues. We can provide a 30 minute session for a small charge.

Wellbeing walk

Organise a team or company wellbeing walk, a great chance to get away from the office or factory and enjoy some fresh air and gentle exercise whilst chatting to your work colleagues.

Coffee and cake morning

Did someone say cake? Why don’t you and your colleagues hold a coffee and cake event? You could hold it on a Monday morning, making it a great way to ease into the week and catch up with your colleagues.

We hope these ideas will encourage you to get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, a campaign by the Mental Health Foundation.

Don’t forget to let us know about any events you’re organising and share via your social media channels (Our twitter handle is @DudleyMind1 and use #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek).

As a registered charity, it would be great if you could encourage your staff to make a small donation in aid of Dudley Mind at any events you organise.