HW Martin (Traffic Management) Ltd has been supporting Mental Health Awareness Day at our offices across the UK.
Each year, as many as one in four people experience a mental health disorder which impacts their ability to work. However, due to the stigma attached to mental health disorders, many people feel as though they cannot talk about the subject as they won’t be supported, or they may be seen differently by their colleagues.
HW Martin is passionate about the mental health and wellbeing of our workforce and we have taken steps through our occupational health and wellbeing programme to provide our people with one-to-one wellbeing coaching and mental health awareness workshops.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Day our teams have bonded and shared their mental health knowledge and experiences through our ‘help your mate’ campaign. This included break-out time from day-to-day activities, charity fundraising, and shared pizza.
Further at Mill Place, our team has worked with local charity, Maidstone Mind, to support mental health support in the area. Following recent completion of a suicide prevention and awareness course, our local team continued their support by donating all proceeds from a depot raffle to the charity to fund their fantastic work.
Company Director, David Shaw, said:
“I would like to thank you for the effort that you have made today in supporting H W Martin (Traffic Management) Ltd to promote a positive message regarding mental health and wellbeing on Mental Health Awareness Day. It’s both heartening and progressive to see the world awakening to this challenge that affects so many of us.
I guarantee there will be someone in your sphere of engagement today who is suffering; let us all join together so that no one ever feels alone or isolated. Use today to spread a little more care and compassion, and beyond today think about the positive shadow we can all cast every day to create an environment of kindness, consideration, and understanding.”
Thank you to everybody for taking the time and effort to support this campaign. Together, we will break the stigma of mental health.