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Making Positive Mental Health Second Nature.

Employees at Brymor Construction are being urged to take a weight off their mind by getting back to nature during Mental Health Awareness Week.

The company’s wellness committee is encouraging its people to reconnect with the great outdoors by providing top tips and ideas every day on the staff intranet, posters and via email.

This year’s campaign, from Monday May 10 to Sunday May 16, has the theme of ‘nature’ and is being led by the Mental Health Foundation charity.

As part of its support during the week, Brymor is suggesting employees embrace nature and take time to step into the world around them.

This includes:

  • Going for walk or coffee with a friend and sitting outdoors
  • Noticing nature, such as smell of cut grass
  • Listening to the sounds of nature outdoors
  • Finding fresh air to breathe in a green space
  • Getting active while appreciating nature, such as gardening or cycling
  • Doing something nice for someone else outdoors or volunteering, such as joining a beach clean

Employees are also being asked to take pictures of nature they have connected with so they can be shared.

Mental Health Awareness Week is the latest campaign being supported by Brymor’s wellness committee.

It has a range of activities planned throughout the year as part of the company’s family friendly ethos and commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of all of its people.

According to the Mental Health Foundation, one adult in six has had a common mental health disorder in Great Britain.

This year’s campaign is the 21st annual Mental Health Awareness Week.

Brymor is also supporting the campaign on its social media on LinkedIn and Twitter

More information about this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is also available here and on social media under #ConnectWithNature and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.