Mental Health Awareness Month 2022

Tony Towle

We are embracing Mental Health Awareness month here at Netsells. We don’t just pay lip service to topics; we actively engage because we value the understanding they bring.

We highly value our team at Netsells, simply we couldn’t do what we do without them.

We have several activities (thanks to Gemma for organising), all designed to create awareness and to create arenas for discussion.

Watch this space and follow us on social as we will be updating through the month.

Monday 9th May: Breakfast Talks

Today was the first in our programme of exploring #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. 

There is no way better to start than a good breakfast, we had a mouth-wateringly good selection of fruit, yoghurts, and some cheeky muffins.

Of course, this is more than just providing breakfast, by getting together and starting the day well with healthy food gives you the lift to have a great day – and of course having a chat helps with any pressure points that can build up.

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As Gemma highlights, "this year's theme for Mental Health Awareness week is loneliness so what a great way to come together over breakfast and take some time out to connect with one another. The healthier options went down a treat and we didn't forget about our virtual employees who all joined us with their own breakfasts too!"

A big thanks to Gemma who organised the mornings treats.

Tuesdat 10th May: Sausage Dog Walks

As a surprise and a treat, we had this little fella join us in the office today. Dogs are amazing at helping improve MentalWellbeing, our SausageDog for the day is certainly no exception.

We just need to catch him now… Fitness is also brilliant for wellbeing, which is a good job!

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We’re planning on a few more doggy visits this month, watch this space.

Wednesday 11th May – Team Walks

It is a well-known fact that exercise is one of the best ways to look after your #MentalHealth. Even a short burst of 10 minutes of brisk walking increases our mental alertness, energy, and positive mood.

Participation in regular physical activity can increase our self-esteem and can also reduce levels of stress and anxiety.

So today we took our lunch out into the City of York and walked along the River Ouse. Despite the rain, we powered on through (there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong type of clothing). We returned to the office fully refreshed and ready to take on the afternoon.

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It’s all too easy in the tech world to be fully immersed in a digital environment. A little daily exercise is a great way to maintain some perspective and reset back to zero when you need to.

 

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