We are once again proud to support Mental Health Awareness Week.
Mental health is of great importance to us with an overwhelming majority of our employees selecting MIND as our 2017/18 charity partner.
Too often, people feel afraid to admit that they are struggling with their mental health and this can stop them from getting help, with charities like MIND providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, this year’s theme centres on stress, one of the biggest drivers behind the rise of mental ill health.
While stress isn't a mental health problem in itself, it can lead to depression, anxiety and self-harm. It can also lead to physical health problems such as cardiovascular disease and joint and muscle issues. Therefore, by addressing stress, we can go a long way to tackling mental health problems.
According to a new survey commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation and undertaken by YouGov, almost three quarters (74 percent) of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
Among the many areas of stress, one of the most frequently researched is work-related stress.
It has been said that around half a million people are experiencing work-related stress in the UK, driven by a variety of triggers including lack of balance between effort and reward, differences in hierarchy and even differences in ethnicity.
At Eames, we care about our employees and are committed to creating an environment that is conducive to mental health.
Over the week, we will be sharing ways we can all reduce stress and help improve our mental health, including some of the initiatives we have in place here at Eames to help reduce stress in the workplace and promote a healthier and happier working environment.
We are looking forward to contributing to the efforts to promote a greater understanding of mental health in the workplace and the recruitment sector.