Mental Health awareness

It’s #mentalhealthawarenessweek this week.

The official theme for this year, as set by the Mental Health Foundation, is ‘anxiety’. Anxiety is a common emotion that we’ve likely all experienced at some point in our lives.

Anxiety disorders affect over 8 million people in the UK – that’s a little over 1 in 10 of us – and there are lots of different types.

When we talk about anxiety, we might dismiss or invalidate it as someone “just worrying” or “just being stressed”. These common phrases can be harmful.

Mental Health Awareness Week is an ideal time for us all to think about mental health, tackle stigma, and find out how we can create a society that prevents mental health problems from developing and protects our mental well-being.

Remember that mental health is not always visable, make sure you ask your friends, family and work colleagues if they are OK and how they are feeling.

Here at Dardan Security, we have created trained #mentalhealth champion roles to support this.