There are so many great existing campaigns and events relating to mental health that individuals and workplaces can get involved in.
For employers, identifying some specific campaigns that you want to promote your workplace to get involved in can add structure to planning your work around wellbeing. There are usually there are lots of resources available through the relevant organisations leading the campaigns like marketing materials, resources you can signpost people to, themes to focus on and ideas for events and other ways to participate in awareness raising. So you don't have to start from scratch if you want to get involved.
Plus, we can drop you a reminder email before each campaign with information about resources and how to get involved with any campaigns or events Lawscot Wellbeing is running. Find out more below.
We'd like firms and organisations to show a commitment to engaging in wellbeing campaigns, so if you intend on participating in the campaigns listed in the calendar above, sign up below.
We will send you an email a couple of weeks ahead of each campaign day to remind you it's taking place, tips about how to get involved and how Lawscot Wellbeing is marking the event.
Our recent research into mental health stigma and discrimination in the legal profession told us that many workplaces are not proactively supportive of getting people to talk about mental health, but there is an appetite for this to happen more.
We asked respondents whether they agreed with the following statements:
- 'My organisation encourages staff to talk openly about mental health problems': 34% agreed
- 'This organisation makes clear efforts to increase staff's mental health awareness': 46% agreed
But some respondents would like greater engagement opportunities:
- 31% of respondents identified that participating in campaigns like Time to Talk Day or Mental Health Awareness Week would help create a supportive working environment
- 77% of respondents said they would like a better understanding of mental health problems so they would understand how to better support colleagues