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Supporting World Mental Health Day

Supporting World Mental Health Day

Part of our commitment to support Time to Change


Last Saturday, 10th October, marked World Mental Health Day, and as part of our commitment to support Time to Change, we will be focussing on Mental Health throughout this week.

We have already made our Company Pledge to put in best practice interventions to help our staff work in ways which promote positive mental wellbeing. This includes having a year-long Action Plan which is not only aimed at removing the stigma surrounding mental health, but pledges to actively encourage all staff to look after their mental health and wellbeing by creating an open and supportive environment.

It's not always easy to start a conversation about mental health, but working with our Partners at Time to Change, they have provided lots of useful hints and tips and you don’t have to be an expert to talk. There’s a range of support tools available including downloadable films as well as ideas for opening up a conversation in the workplace.

Jo Loughran, Director of Time to Change said “We know it can be hard to talk about mental health, which is why we work with employers to encourage staff at all levels to open up; to talk and to listen. Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless, but with the right support, those of us with mental health problems can recover and have equal opportunities in all areas of life. Everyone’s attitude makes a difference and it’s fantastic to see organisations like Astra Security taking the lead.”

This programme is part of a wider commitment to colleague Health and Wellbeing at Astra Security, who already have several initiatives in place including the cyclescheme, fruit boxes, flexible working and a lunchtime running club.


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Dean Road, Yate,
Bristol, BS37 5NH



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Supporting World Mental Health Day

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