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This article explores why Mental Health Awareness is important.

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Mental Health Awareness Week Blog

‘There is something to be wondered at in all of Nature’ - Aristotle

Trigger Warning: Mental Health, Suicide.

Mental Health Awareness is important to discuss and be open about. 1 in 4 of us will experience mental ill-health at some point within our lifetime. This sadly increases for those who have been marginalised in society such as LGBTQ+ people, being a minority ethnic (including British minority ethnic) and disabled people. In addition, suicide is the biggest killer in men under the age of 40.

This past year we have been challenged in ways that we could not have expected. A lot of us turned to nature and went for walks in green spaces. Research from the Mental Health Foundation has shown that 45% of participants reported that being in green spaces had been vital for their mental health.

This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is nature. Our Communications Manager Jake has provided a video of what we have been doing to promote Mental Health in the Workplace.