Team Amara Go Green for Mental Health Awareness Week!
Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week. We take a look at how Team Amara showed their support for this significant cause!
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week enforces the powerful message that together we can #endthestigma. This year, the focus of Mental Health Awareness week was on stress as research has shown that 16 million people experience a mental health problem every year and stress is a major factor in this.
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal launched the This is Me Campaign that aims to reduce the stigma of mental health and dispel the myths around mental health in the workplace. As part of the This is Me Campaign, the Lord Mayor’s Appeal initiated the Green Ribbon Campaign, encouraging employees from all over the UK to wear a green ribbon to deliver a clear message that mental health issues are nothing to be ashamed of in the workplace.
On Wednesday 16th March, team Amara went green to show their support for this significant cause! Everyone arrived to work wearing something green and enjoyed a delicious feast of green snacks.
Feeling inspired to be optimistic, everyone was handed a green post it note and asked “what has made you smile today?” Throughout the day, everyone placed their post it notes on a poster in the staff room to create a lovely board of positive thoughts. Here’s some of our favourites!
- Seeing a small dog in a bike basket
- Knowing I am going on holiday tomorrow
- Baby dancing in my belly
- A great team at work, lots of laughs, smiles & memories made!
And most importantly everyone wore a green ribbon with pride, joining thousands of others to
- create a visible movement of support for ending the stigma
- show those experiencing mental health issues that there is support
- demonstrate the level of support for this issue in their organisation
- encourage people to share their story and to create an inclusive cultures workplace