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Marlene Weaver | 16 May, 2018, 21:32

Conducted by Opinium among 502 senior decision-makers, the study found that taboos are hindering businesses from addressing mental health issues in the workplace.

"This postcard campaign will take a big step in finding out how much young people know about mental health, as well as reducing the stigma behind the topic".

Mental Health Foundation Director Isabella Goldie said, "Millions of us around the United Kingdom are experiencing high levels of stress and it is damaging our health".

Punter Southall Health and Protection, is calling for United Kingdom employers to tackle employee stress and better support their mental wellbeing by implementing mental health strategies which are championed by business leaders. Classes are also available to join throughout the week and the gym also offers a separate ladies' only gym area.

But open lines of communication are key to better workplace wellbeing, as well as key to helping employees and leadership get the support they need.

'Where's Your Head At?' is supported by a number of celebrities including: Liam Payne, Jamie Laing, Charlotte Crosby, Megan McKenna & Kem Cetinay who have all spoken openly about their personal struggles with mental health and have pledged their support to the petition aiming to get a mental health first aider in every workplace or college.

The Harbor Bridge lights will be lit green, from May 15 until May 18, in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Launched to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, the £320,000 cash injection from the Bank of Scotland Foundation is set to be split between a variety of groups.

But there was also a major role for law firms and chambers to help change the profession's culture, with Kayleigh Leonie, Law Society council member for the Junior Lawyers Division, saying that junior lawyers found it hard to speak up in a traditional, hierarchical law firm.

The team at NTW has led a series of initiatives within the trust to improve health outcomes and reduce early death among people who are affected by mental health or disability.

Company-organised sport and active pursuits not only provide opportunities to become more physically active, but they also have a social element which can be beneficial to mental health - with talking to others and getting out in the fresh air creating notable benefits.

55% of United Kingdom organisations have seen an increase in the number of reported common mental health conditions over the last 12 months, compared to 41% in 2016.

Suffolk Mind is also supporting Mental Health Awareness Week. Their aim is to see patients quickly so that they can either return home safely, be referred onto other NSFT services or receive the right support for their mental health needs during an admission for a physical health problem. "Only by challenging any potential stigma and increasing awareness around mental health at work can we start to break the silence and start to build more open and inclusive workplaces".

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