H W Martin (Traffic Management) Limited are supporting Mental Health Awareness Week between 18th and 24th May 2020. This is an opportunity for the UK to focus on mental health with this year’s theme being kindness. The focus on kindness is a response to the coronavirus outbreak, which is having a big impact on people’s mental health.
The Mental Health Foundation has conducted a new survey into kindness, which has found almost two-thirds of us say that when people are kind to them, it has a positive impact on their mental health. The results also found that almost two-thirds of people find that being kind to others has a positive impact on their mental health and almost three-quarters of us say it is important we learn from the coronavirus pandemic to be more kind as a society. Forty-eight percent of the people surveyed said being kind “to myself” had a positive impact on their mental health.
H W Martin (Traffic Management) Limited Service Manager, James Hunt said:
“It is imperative to us at H W Martin (Traffic Management) Limited that we embrace kindness and respect and recognise mental health problems. We have empowered our regional Mental Health Champions to inspire actions to promote the message of good mental health for all.”
The team are being encouraged to reach out to someone who needs a friend with a positive message, or share with them tips for coping to make sure they don’t have to face this pandemic alone.
You can find more information on Mental Health Awareness Week by visiting the following websites: