As Mental Health Awareness Week commences (8 – 14 May), the Mental Health Foundation is aiming to look at mental health from a new angle. Instead of asking why so many individuals are living with mental health problems, they want to know why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.

This is an interesting concept and one, which we feel, will put a new perspective on how others consider mental health.

According to Mind, 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year, where as, in England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem such as anxiety and depression.

So, even though many of us may not have necessarily been diagnosed as living with a mental health problem, the everyday pressures and strains may not be allowing us to ‘thrive’. Daily life battles such as financial worries, workplace stress, family life and our health and well-being all contribute to our overall general happiness.

How we are supporting mental health awareness week

At seakr, we recognise that your everyday job has a huge impact on overall wellbeing. Having a team that provides you with valuable support and receiving recognition for the work you have done is so important for many of us. A job that is flexible, with hours that suit your needs, helps create a perfect work-life balance.

We often ask the question ‘How does the mental health of a care worker affect the health of those they care for’?

Our community of carers at seakr are able to support and guide each other. We take the mental health of those that work with us, as well as those we care for, very seriously. Every individual is different and will cope in their own way with issues that they face.

Mental Health Awareness Week is helping to create healthy societies, aiming to give individuals the tools they need to thrive mentally. Help to spread awareness and get involved by visiting https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/get-involved