Today marks Mental Health Awareness Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of mental health and well-being. While it’s essential to recognise it today, let’s remember that kindness to ourselves should be a daily practice. Life can be challenging, and we all face personal struggles amidst the increasing demands of daily living. At TSS, we’re committed to supporting our colleagues, friends, family, and customers.
We want you to know that we hear you. We understand that everyone goes through tough times, and we’re here to lend a helping hand. We are fortunate to have Sharon and Dave, two dedicated colleagues who have completed their mental health awareness courses and are ready to provide support when needed.
Here are some office tips we follow to support our colleagues on their challenging days:
Fresh Air: Taking a break and stepping outside, even if it’s just for a short walk around our estate, can do wonders for clearing your mind and boosting your mood.
Stay Hydrated: While we are avid tea and coffee drinkers in the office, it’s essential to balance caffeine intake with plenty of water to stay refreshed and alert.
Healthy Eating: Opt for a nutritious meal, either prepared at home or a trip to the shop for a salad, rather than indulging in greasy fast food options. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good fry and greasy burger now and again from the local cafe.
Open Conversations: We understand that not everyone wants to talk, but there are always colleagues willing to listen and offer support if you feel like sharing.
Work from Home (WFH): While being surrounded by supportive colleagues can be uplifting, we recognise that sometimes, working from the comfort of your home can be more productive when you’re feeling low. Flexibility is key.
Physical Activity: For those of us who spend most of our days bums on seats, engaging in physical activity, such as taking a class or playing football after work, can help boost our spirits and energise us for the day ahead. Some of us do pilates and play football.
Hugs: While not everyone may be open to it (and we have a few), a hug can release oxytocin, the “feel-good” hormone, and provide much-needed comfort.
Give Yourself a Break: Remember, it’s okay to take a break for your mind. Don’t be too hard on yourself; you’re only human, and we all have our ups and downs.
On this Mental Health Awareness Day, let’s pledge to continue supporting each other and practicing self-compassion every day.
If you ever need someone to talk to, don’t hesitate to reach out to Sharon, Dave, or any of your colleagues. We’re here for you.
Take care and be kind to yourself.