May Mental Health Blog
As you may already know, this year's theme for Mental Health Awareness Week, 9th-15th May 2022, is Loneliness.
The world has more living humans now than ever before and thanks to technology we’re more connected than we have ever been. And yet despite this, more people are feeling lonely even when surrounded with people, friends or family. It can happen for many different reasons, one of which being the lack of meaningful conversations.
If you have ever experienced loneliness – and most of us have at some point - then you may acknowledge the difficulty of feeling isolated.
Loneliness is a significant public health issue, and reducing loneliness is a crucial step to foster a mentally healthy community.
Have you ever experienced this? I know I have!
At the beginning of the year Nash Squared announced a Groupwide theme – Reach Out. I hope you that if you need a chat you feel you can do just that – reach out – to a colleague in the Group.
To help with this we are building a fantastic army of Mental Health First Aiders who can lend a confidential listening ear to help your emotional state of mind whether professionally or personally.
This has begun successfully in the UK and I am keen to extend it much further. So if you have an hour to spend each month, and could support your colleagues in this way, drop Hend Halim or I a note.
Do also remember we have the Wellbeing Hub for more advice on looking after your mental health.
Loneliness, and looking after your mental health more widely, are challenges for us all.
I want Nash Squared to be a place where we have all the support we need.