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Let's Talk About Mental Health E-Download Poster

Let's Talk About Mental Health E-Download Poster

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January Coffee Morning

Join thousands of people across the UK this January to take part in the Positive About Mental Health cake and coffee morning.

Statistics show that unfortunately suicide rates in the UK are highest in January. 

You can make a difference! The cake morning initiative is to start a conversation - raise awareness, reduce stigma, introduce mental health first aider's to staff or make staff aware of mental health support and resources available to them in the workplace. 

To take part is easy - and we will have resources available to help support you in organising the event (available early January). This is an opportunity after a very difficult year for staff to open up and recognise the support around them when they need it most.

Raising funds can be a great idea, however staff can often feel under pressure especially after Christmas and could be struggling due to the financial impact of COVID. Instead of raising funds we are raising awareness, spreading kindness, encouragement and enjoying some cake, tea and coffee together. Donations are welcome to the not for profit Charity Positive About Mental Health.

All you need to do is get some doughnuts, cakes or biscuits (or fruit if your on a diet after Christmas) ready and put the kettle on - arrange for staff to have a brew and a natter to open up about mental health and to be made aware of the support channels available if they are struggling with poor mental health or emotional distress. It could make a difference. 

The event can work really well remotely too (e.g Zoom) and is a great way of checking in on each-other.

We will have some fun staff games, quizzes and posters available early January including puzzles that can help slow down overthinking. You can of course use some of your own initiative.

The theme of the event is stars, colours and clouds. Keep it simple or make it as fabulous as you like, get creative and have fun!

To download this free poster add to cart and simply checkout - your ready to send it to staff. Choose which date works best for your organisation during January and share your good news stories to help raise awareness.

*Please help keep each other safe and observe the government COVID guidelines when meeting together. 

How to take part:
Preparation:

1. Choose dates best for your organisation during January.
2. Let staff know about the event. Only invite staff from within your organisation.

3. Order some biscuits or cakes, tea and coffee for the event. 
4. Download posters and free resources, puzzles, games (optional). 

On the day:

1. Put up information posters and let staff know about support, mental health first aid available.
2. Keep a safe social distance - follow current government guidelines, be sensible.
3. Enjoy tea, coffee and cakes or biscuits - have a chat and check in on each other. The aim is to start a conversation about mental health and let staff know support is available.

More support and information will be available early January.
Frequently asked questions:
Q. Are you taking donations?
A. Yes! Donations can be made to the not for profit Charity Positive About Mental Health or you could join as a member and receive membership benefits. More information is available here.

Q. Why is the theme stars, colours and clouds?
A. The theme of the event is stars, colours and clouds. The stars represent kindness, colours the broad spectrum of emotions and feelings we experience and the clouds represent awareness of poor mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and stress.

Q. Can the event be done remotely?
A. Yes! Of course the event will work great remotely and is a great way to check in on each other.

Q. What about COVID restrictions?
A. Good question. Staying safe and well is the highest priority. The event can be undertaken safely observing the government guidelines or even remotely. Please maintain social distancing, wear a 3 ply mask and wash and sanitise hands. Cakes can be individually wrapped and people can use their own mug or cup. The event is even more critical during COVID due to the psychological impact. Please be sensible and take care to observe the government guidelines whilst taking part.