World Mental Health Day
Today, 10th October 2018, is World Mental Health Day. The overall objective of the day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. There is positive news with more people coming forward and openly discussing mental health, an illnesses that affects so many of us.
At The Pensions Advisory Service, we have recently trained and appointed 2 mental health first aiders. The growing acknowledgement of mental health as an illness meant that we had many people volunteering to take on this role. Having a First Aider in the workplace is common place for physical illnesses and the same should be true for Mental Health, which can be just as debilitating.
Our mental health first aiders presented to the team last week. The key message was “just talk” if you are feeling anxious, out of control or having a “black dog day”. Our remit is to help people with their pension questions but we recognise that people can feel anxious or out of control about their pension. We hope people will “just talk” to us so that we can help them.