Mental Health Awareness Week

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Today starts the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May 2018). Over the next few months Treatt will be raising awareness of the importance of mindfulness. Mindfulness not only helps you destress, yet it can also help boosts creativity, strengthen awareness and concentration.

Our staff will all attend Suffolk Needs Met training, in order to understand the importance of keeping emotionally healthy. Suffolk Needs Met training is delivered by Mind which is a concept developed to understand what it means to be emotionally healthy and why emotional health is so important to us all.

What is Emotional Health?

Emotional health describes how we feel – whether stressed, contented, anxious, happy, depressed or calm – and how we cope with the challenges and demands of our everyday lives. Just like our physical health, our emotional health changes all the time. To be emotionally healthy we need to have our emotional needs met – this training will help us understand how to manage personal wellbeing, enhance general wellbeing and to prevent the occurrence of negative emotions.

Why Practice Mindfulness?

Mindfulness originates from Buddhism which encourages you to live in the present moment, by letting go of the past and avoid getting caught up in the future. Practising mindfulness can help improve your mental wellbeing by concentrating more on your thoughts and feelings. It can help you understand more about yourself thus improving a positive mindset in order to manage your reactions more effectively.

As a business, we feel mental health wellbeing is a crucial piece in the jigsaw towards promoting a long, healthy work environment. Lisa Bartumm, our HR Business Partner says: “Our people are at the heart of our business which is why wellbeing and resilience of our staff really matters.” Mental health affects our relationships with colleagues and customers, whether it is losing patience or having difficulty concentrating on tasks. We want to take a step in the right direction and help those who need our support. We want to optimise our work environment, so that we can have a healthy work life that continues to enrich, educate and inspire us every day.

At Treatt we all move in one direction, as one momentum to share our true skills and knowledge each with our individual personalities. Our energy, pride and commitment allows us to deliver the results you need at a commercial advantage, which is why our people are at the forefront of investment.

If you would like more information on Mental Health, please visit Mind, the mental health charity.