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Dame Kelly Holmes with 365 marathons in a row runner Ben Rogers Patron Lee Alan Kent Sports Trust CEO Steve Wolfe and 401 marathons in a row man Ben Smith

HPFT's chief executive Tom Cahill said: "Most of us are juggling extremely busy lives and it's vital to make time to look after our mental health".

The research comes as demand for mental health treatment is increasing, with Bupa seeing the number of employees claiming for mental health treatment double over the last decade. Our employees' emotional wellbeing should not be one of them. And for the most part, we seem to do it quite well.

"Certain employees may benefit from talking to an HR business partner or calling an anonymous helpline, while others will choose counselling, yoga and other on-site activities, or simply a chat with one of their colleagues". Managers also show an increase of nearly 9 per cent in profitability when they receive feedback on their strengths.

Ian, 60, found help through compassion-focused therapy at the Tuke Centre at The Retreat in York, and he now draws on his experiences to challenge how society perceives mental health in his role as Time to Change Co-Ordinator for York CVS.

More than 80 people have already signed up, and Knights general manager Neil Gulliver said mental health was "a key element of our Men's Health programme".

Since 1949, Mental Health America, as well as their affiliates throughout the country, have initiated the observance of May as Mental Health Month by reaching out to millions of people through the local events, media, and screenings. In fact, some studies have even shown that CEOs are twice as likely to be affected by depression as the general public.

Brands aimed at an older audience have also addressed mental health issues, including the "toxic masculinity" that results in many young men being unhappy and contemplating suicide. Lawscot Wellbeing is about collaboration and we appreciate your contributions.

The run at Leeds Castle to mark 500 days of running for Kent Sports Trust CEO Steve Wolfe
The run at Leeds Castle to mark 500 days of running for Kent Sports Trust CEO Steve Wolfe

Mental Health Advantage provides cover for all mental health conditions such as depression, bipolar and anxiety. By breaking the silence, they hoped to normalise the conversation and encourage others to seek support.

She said: "It can't make things worse and it can make things better".

"I use my first-hand experience to say that I've suffered, I've got through it and you can too".

"We need to come together and work towards solutions on [mental illness]", stated Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell. However, 85% said that they had seen improvements over the past five years with regards to discussing mental health in the workplace. So, implementing better workplace wellbeing strategies, and encouraging and enabling better communication, is imperative for a supportive and productive workplace.

Employers taking part in Mind's Workplace Wellbeing Index are aiming to create a culture where staff feel able to talk openly about their mental health.

Due to the patterned nature of mental health disorders, symptoms can rise and fall with different periods in life.



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