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MOVE FOR MOVEMBER
In November we would like to encourage our practice team members to ‘Move’ for Movember to raise awareness of Men’s Health.
What is Movember?
Movember is a charity which was created in 2003 and has funded more than 1250 men’s health projects around the world and key focus areas have been Mental Health, suicide prevention, prostate and testicular cancer. We would like to encourage our practice team members to get involved with ‘Movember’ to raise awareness of Men’s Health
What are we doing?
At HGHQ we also want to do our bit and get everyone involved, so we have created our own team fundraising account through the ‘Movember’ site to allow all our HGHQ team members to be able to join up and take part in a walking / running challenge over the month to each travel 60km or more. This will also be supported with some planned and freestyle activities to help get everyone moving.
How can our practices get involved?
We would also like to encourage our practice team members to get involved with ‘Movember’ to raise awareness of Men’s Health so everyone can play a part. Every practice can set up their own team through the Movember site to raise money for the main ‘Movember’ charity. It's really easy to sign up, create a ‘Team’ account and for everyone in the practice to join up. Once registered, you can upload your photo and share your page for donations.
How can you play your part?
Set up your own practice challenge for Movember and use this to encourage the practice team to get outdoors and raise money for a very worthy cause. Maybe set up some organised walks or other activities for your practice over the month to get everyone involved.
How to set up a site through Movember?
Visit the Movember website for more details CLICK HERE
To take part in your own practice challenge to walk or run 60km over the month, then you can sign up from here on the Movember site CLICK HERE From here, you can create your own Team and invite people from your practice(s) to join your challenge.
Please share your highlights and milestones on our Team Hakim - Basecamp channel over November and let us know how you are getting on. The best photos will be shared on our group social media channels and published in the November issue of FYeye. Alternatively, you can send these directly to email@example.com
MIND-FUlL RECIPES - JULY
Here is our focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing for July
We have pulled together recipes to enable our team members to eat healthily on a budget whilst continuing to encourage regular exercise and spending time outdoors, which have been kindly provided by our very own Mia Joyce.
The book, called ‘Mind-full Recipes’ – click here to read.
We know it’s far too easy to slump into a habit of eating soggy supermarket sandwiches at work, but we want to encourage our team members to get a bit more adventurous with their lunches with some delicious healthy, cost-effective recipes for everyone to enjoy.
Here is an introduction video:
Healthy eating is fundamental to mental health and wellbeing, so if we feel good about what we are eating every day, then we feel good about ourselves too. It’s a difficult time for many at the moment with the ever-increasing cost of living so we are mindful of creating recipes that suit all budgets and are affordable, easy to make and delicious to eat.
The recipes can also be accessed via Mia Joyce through her own Instagram account, @MiaPreps, focusing on healthy eating, food and fitness
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Championed by The Mental Health Foundation (www.mentalhealth.org.uk). Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. The Mental Health Foundation started the event 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation continues to set the theme, organise and host the week. The event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally.
The theme of the week this year is ‘Loneliness’
Loneliness is affecting more and more of us in the UK and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic. Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health and we need to find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness. We can all play a part in this.
So, this Mental Health Awareness Week, we are raising awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental wellbeing and the practical steps we can take to address it.
Please click here for our own information sheet and access to other resources through the Mental Health foundation
How do you share the message? How do you use nature to support your own mental health? Share your ideas with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are feeling overwhelmed by your current stresses in life, make time to talk. Please contact us at email@example.com or call Simply Health on 0800 975 3356
Stress Awareness Month - 1st - 30th April 2022
April is stress awareness month. Across the month we will be raising the awareness of different types of stress and providing you with the tools to help combat them.
This week we’re looking at the stress container. Each of us have a different size stress container which fills up at different rates. If our container continues to fill, there’ a risk it can overflow. Thankfully, we also have a tap which helps us empty our stress container through positive activities such as exercise, reading and meditating, but negative activities such as excessive eating or drinking may block this tap.
Make time to talk if you’re feeling overwhelmed. You can speak to your shark, fish or buddy or email firstname.lastname@example.org If you want to speak to somebody impartial, contact Simply Health on 0800 975 3356
Time to Talk - February 2022
Our spotlight for February is “Time to Talk”. Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet too many people are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless because of this. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.
Our current world has become more digital with most of our interactions being through video calls, messaging and social media. Be aware of changes in behaviour of those around you, they may be in need of some support. A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.
We know that the more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down, helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us with mental health problems are made to feel.
As a member of the HG family you also have access to a helpline through Simply Health: 0800 975 3356 This is a free phone number and available 24/7. They can help with anything you need support with from a mental health crisis, assistance with weight loss, stopping smoking, coping with loss and financial concerns to name a few. The helpline is 100% confidential, nobody will know you’ve rang it but that phone call could make all the difference.
Alternatively, if you just want somebody to talk to then please contact your Shark, Fish, Buddy or reach out to us at email@example.com
Nobody should have to suffer in silence, we’ll break down the stigma of mental health together
Make time to talk today