Mental Health Awareness Week

16 May 2019

This week (13-19 May) marks Mental Health Awareness Week, with a focus this year on body image.  Body image involves four key parts:

  • The way you see your body
  • The way you feel about your body
  • The way you think about your body
  • The behaviour you engage in as a result of these three areas.

Body image issues can affect all of us, regardless of age, and can have an impact on our mental health.  A recent study by the Mental Health Foundation discovered that over 30 per cent of adults experience significant levels of stress in relation to how they feel about their body.

If you are struggling please seek help, it’s ok not to be ok.

Our Top 10 tips can help to bring about a more positive outlook on your body image or, if you feel like you or someone you know requires support, you can access local community services.

You may also find something useful in our Mental Health Self-Help Guides.

Trust signs up to Mental Health Charter

The Trust has also signed up to the Equality Commission’s Mental Health Charter, demonstrating a commitment to improving the working lives of staff experiencing mental ill-health.

We want to promote healthy workplaces for all our employees and to foster a culture where all staff feel valued, supported and listened to.

We believe that we all have a responsibility to create a work environment where staff can be open about experiencing mental health problems and get the support that they need.




16th May 2019

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