Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May 2021 - Nature

Mental Health Awareness Week

11 May
by Suzie Business Owner & Senior HRBP

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 and this year’s theme is Nature.  Some ideas to incorporate nature into your wellbeing strategy…

1. Encourage staff to go for a walk
How often do you notice your people eating lunch at their desks? Encourage your people to go for a walk before a meeting to discuss creative ways to solve a problem.

2. Bring the outside in
There’s plenty of research into the benefits of office plants, from stress relief, cleaner air, boosting creativity, reduction of absenteeism and reduction of noise levels to name a few.

3. Exercise in nature
Physical activity boosts our ‘feel-good’ hormones, so encourage your people to enjoy some outdoor exercise. Maybe a team trek?

4. Get creative outside
A great way to improve wellbeing is to be creative in nature. Share your pictures & doodles of the great outdoors. Encourage your people to work outside wherever possible as most people have adapted to remote working and so are no longer tied down to a desk.

5. Reduce your carbon footprint
Climate change is something that causes many people anxiety and, by proactively including green initiatives into your wellbeing strategy, your organisation will reduce unnecessary stress.
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