MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK – 14th – 20th May 2018
Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health & mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all.
We all know what it’s like to feel stressed – it’s seen as part of everyday life. However, when you’re overwhelmed by stress it may lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, with stress a key factor in this.
We are working with Royal Mail promoting mental wellbeing and supporting the “Because Healthy Minds Matter” strategy.
If you are affected by mental health issues then help is at hand should you need it.
The feeling first class website has information about mental wellbeing plus other materials and advice. This can be found at https://www.feelingfirstclass.co.uk (use the code FFC1 to register).
There is also a completely confidential advisory service available to you and your immediate family. This support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Next time you have a problem, you can call:
A typetalk operator is also available by dialing 18001 0800 6888 6777 from your textphone.
The website is https://www.rmgfirstclasssupport.co.uk
DON’T SUFFER IN SILENCE – WE ALL NEED HELP FROM TIME TO TIME
Mental Health e-learning
In October 2017 Royal Mail designed a simple e-Learning module on mental health ‘Because Healthy Minds Matter’. The e-learning aims to help colleagues be better supported if they have a mental health condition by:
• Raising awareness
• Decreasing stigma
• Signposting to tools and support
• Ensuring colleagues know where to go in a crisis.
The e-Learning can be accessed on the Feeling First Class portal. Peer-to-peer awareness and support means we can all effectively signpost each other to the right support.
Other information can also be obtained from the links below to Mind and MentalHealth.org.uk who are both focussing on stress for Mental Health Awareness Week.
All enquiries regarding the content of this LTB should be addressed to the PTCS Department, quoting reference 041 Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carl Maden – Acting Assistant Secretary
Postal Technical and Central Services Department.