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Supporting mental fitness – raising awareness

Posted on: May 4th, 2021 by Ginny Hallam

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous” – (Aristotle).

Nature is the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May 2021). Here are some of our thoughts on positive practices to promote mental fitness at work:

Get outside – whether it’s walking meetings to reinvigorate conversation and innovation, time out for gardening or a bit of bird watching there are lots of ways nature can feature in the day without hindering productivity.

Flexibility – exercise has a profound positive impact on mental wellbeing. Employees might value the ability to vary their start/finish times to allow a little extra time to exercise around their work commitments.

Get competitive – daily step challenges, camp-outs, or charitable endeavours, there’s loads of fun (and free!) ways to encourage each other to keep active, engaged with the outdoors, and happy and healthy at work.

Promote holidays – with some restrictions still in place it might not seem like the most exciting time to take annual leave, but it’s important that employees are encouraged to take a break away from work (and devices). Annual leave is a great time to recharge and spend more time in the great outdoors.

If you’d like more proactive suggestions and insights on supporting mental fitness at work, you can access our free webinar here.

In-house training

Promoting positive well-being, keeping the conversation going, and giving your managers to confidence to support their teams – our engaging, participatory and interactive in-house training gives your managers the knowledge and skills to effectively support mental fitness at work. Get in touch to find out more about rolling out the training for your business.

Mental health toolkit

Promoting employee well-being and mental fitness creates a more engaged workforce, reduces sickness absence, and drives performance. We’ve created a user-friendly toolkit providing you and your managers the tools necessary to support your team’s mental health needs within the wider employment law context. If you’d like to find out more about what’s included, click here.


This update is accurate on the date it was sent (4 May 2021), but may be subject to change which may or may not be notified to you. This update is not to be taken as advice and you should seek advice if anything contained within affects you or your business.