Mental Health

Fundraising for Mental Health Foundation

Mental health, a subject that affects most but barely spoken. Today, there are more people in the media that are coming forward and sharing their battles with mental health. This is making a big difference, this is making people talk and ridding the stigma that is attached to mental health.

Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. Mental health problems are all too common in the workplace and it is the leading cause of sickness absence.

The focus for Mental Health Awareness Week is stress. Stress is something everyone can relate to, it happens on a daily basis for some people. If happening on a regular basis, it can swallow you up and lead to more serious health problems. Depression and anxiety are more common than we think and these can stem from stress in the workplace.

The Event

Our next event ‘Are We Coping’ is focusing on how we can help. How can we help you, how can we help each other, how can we help ourselves. We will be kicking off the evening with a brief introduction from our team, then Roshni will be talking “Don’t litter: What to do with rubbish feedback”. Darryl from the Kaizen Performance Centre will be motivating us with some calming techniques and breathing exercises. Becky talks frank about anxiety and how to deal with the daily struggles. To top off an already awesome evening, the wonderful Sally Be will be inspiring us with her talk “Anything is possible for everyone as long as you’ve got red lipstick!”

Get down to the lovely new Wayland’s Yard at 6pm on Thursday 17th May. Our last event sold out, so don’t miss out on this one – Grab your tickets here

The Challenge

To raise awareness for the Mental Health Foundation, the GirlCode squad are SPACE HOPPING 10k… yes space hopping *ouch*. We will be taking to the athletic track on Friday 18th May to complete a relay of 10k on our faithful space hopper that we thought resembles a very large stress ball 🙂

If you would like to donate some cash to the Mental Health Foundation then click here

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