Do you have the courage to reach out to someone?

What we’re supporting…

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. As an always-on mental health and wellbeing partner, this day is incredibly important to I Am Here. This month, we’ll be focusing on how we can help guide people we’re concerned about to the help and support they might need.

You can find out more about World Mental Health Day on the Mental Health Foundation’s website. There are a number of ways you can you’re your support, including wearing a green ribbon pin badge.

What we’re looking at this week…

It’s important to have the courage and confidence to recognize when someone might not be feeling ok and approach them. It’s also important to have someone in our lives who we can honest with when we’re not feeling ok.

This graphic, shared by Dr Dwight Turner, reinforces this idea. It tells us not to look away. Accept what you’re seeing, trust your senses, and reach out to people.

In I Am Here, we call this action Show you care. Keep an open mind, an open heart, and open eyes towards people who might not be feeling ok.

What we’re reading this week…

As we start looking ahead to a post-pandemic world, we’re presented with a unique opportunity. Do we want to return to our old way of life, or do we want to create a new normal?

This article, by Andrew Geoghegan, suggests there is no going back to the office as we knew it. He believes the pandemic and widespread home working has reset peoples’ expectations. Recruiting, retaining, and supporting a new generation of the workforce may mean a new approach for a wide variety of businesses.

Where do you sit? Have you embraced home working or are you itching to get back to the office? Maybe you want a mix of both worlds? Get in touch with us on Twitter and let us know.

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