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IT Issues – Update

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*UPDATE*

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our servers. This has caused our email system to go down.

Our IT company AbilityIT is currently working very hard to resolve the situation.

Our emails will hopefully be back up and running w/c 20th November.

If you require an urgent response please call the reception team on 01482 240200. For information and advice please call our Information Line on 01482 240133

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Christmas Raffle – Prizes 2017

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It’s Christmas Raffle season again! Here is a list of our Christmas Raffle Prizes 2017

Top Prize – Weekend Break at Heron Lakes

Other prizes include:

  • Village Farm Skipsea bed and breakfast
  • Sewerby Hall family pass
  • Burnby Hall family pass
  • The Deep family pass
  • Aquarius day spa vouchershttp://heymind.org.uk/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page
  • Bridlington Spa family ticket to panto
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway family pass
  • Vino Pronto Wine Tasting Evening for 6
  • Sledmere family pass
  • Ghost Walk in York
  • Wold Top Brewery gift pack
  • Cole’s puddings – Christmas Pudding

Please do sell or buy or sell our raffle tickets. Request your raffle tickets today and we will send you them in the post.

All tickets stubs need to be returned to Hull and East Yorkshire Mind by 17th December. Please return to Wellington House, 108 Beverley Road HULL HU3 1YA.

If you would like some raffle tickets to sell just let us know.

 

Take a little time for yourself and take part in Hull and East Yorkshire Mind’s Self Care Selfie Week

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During this year’s Self Care Week (13th-19th of November), Hull and East Yorkshire Mind want to encourage you to take time out to look after yourself. Self-care is key to good mental health, but can often be overlooked due to the busy and fast-paced nature of the modern world.

Their campaign is simple- during this year’s Self Care Week, the charity is encouraging people to do something to look after their mental wellbeing, take a selfie and share it using #selfcareselfie. They hope that this will spread the word that it’s important to stop and take a little time for yourself. Not used to putting yourself first? Here are a few ideas:

  • Have a soak in the bath instead of a rushed shower
  • Settle down with a good book or magazine
  • Talk a walk in the autumn air
  • Watch your favourite film again

Katie McCreaddie, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind’s community fundraiser and a passionate mental health campaigner said ‘Often people say that they don’t have the time for self-care, but very simply, you have to make the time. It is vital that we all do things that make us feel good and help us to recuperate from the stresses and strains of everyday life.’

So what makes you feel good and helps you to relax? Start thinking about what you could do this Self Care Week and don’t forget to share your #selfcareselfie.

#SelfCareSelfie – Share your self care snaps for better mental health

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Today we launch the start of our #SelfCare campaign.

In such a busy, fast-paced world, we often don’t take time out for ourselves. Self-care is key to good mental health, but how often do you do something just for you? During Self Care Week (13th- 19th November) we want to encourage you to take a little time for yourself. Not used to putting yourself first?

Here are a few ideas:

  • Have a soak in the bath instead of a rushed shower
  • Settle down with a good book or magazine
  • Take a walk in the autumn air
  • Give yourself a gaming hour
  • Watch your favourite film again
  • Put on a facemask and listen to some music

Share your #SelfCareSelfie with us on social media and tell us what you’re doing to look after your wellbeing this Self Care Week. https://lnkd.in/dmWtdaT

Report shows that up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year

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Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says.

It also claims poor mental health costs the UK economy up to £99bn each year.

Prime Minister Theresa May, who commissioned the report, said it showed “we need to take action”. She is asking NHS England and the civil service to accept the report’s recommendations.

Paul Farmer, co-author of the Thriving At Work report, said mental health was a taboo subject in many workplaces.

Mr Farmer, who is chief executive of mental health charity Mind, said: “Opportunities are missed to prevent poor mental health and ensure that employees who may be struggling get the support they need.

“In many instances employers simply don’t understand the crucial role they can play, or know where to go for advice and support.”

The review makes 40 recommendations about how employers and the government can better support employees to remain at work, such as through creating an online wellbeing portal and using digital technology to support workers in the gig economy.

Companies are also being encouraged to include a section on employee mental health in their annual reports. Currently only 11% of companies do this, the report found.

The review says employers should:

  • Create a mental health at work plan
  • Build mental health awareness by making information and support accessible
  • Encourage open conversations
  • Provide good working conditions and ensure employees have a healthy work-life balance
  • Promote effective people management, with line managers holding regular conversations about health and well-being with their staff
  • Routinely monitor employee mental health

The review said that people with long term mental health problems were leaving jobs at twice the rate of colleagues with no such issues, although it did say that some people may be counted twice – if they left one job, returned to work elsewhere after a break but were then unable to continue in their new post.

The report also pointed out the cost to employers, estimating they were losing £42bn each year due to staff suffering from mental health problems.

Mrs May is asking NHS England and the civil service – which together employ more than two million people – to implement the recommendations.

She said: “It is only by making this an everyday concern for everyone that we change the way we see mental illness, so that striving to improve your mental health – whether at work or at home – is seen as just as positive as improving our physical well-being.”

The government said it is considering the legislative changes suggested.

#5W2WChallenge – Week 4 – Keep Learning

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Its week four of our #5W2WChallenge. We hope you have enjoyed the last 4 weeks of the challenge and are finding the challenge useful in improving your mental health and wellbeing.

This week’s theme is Keep Learning. Continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and encourages social interaction and a more active life. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the opportunity to engage in work or educational activities particularly helps to lift older people out of depression.

The practice of setting goals, which is related to adult learning in particular, has been strongly associated with higher levels of positive mental health and wellbeing.

Why not learn something new this week? Here are a few more ideas:

  • Sign up for a new class
  • Read the news or a book
  • Set up a book club
  • Do a crossword or Sudoku
  • Research something you’ve always wondered about
  • Learn a new language.

 

Do keep us updated on social media by sharing your snaps and hashtagging #5W2WChallenge

Good Luck!

 

Emma Dallimore

Operations Manager

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind

 

 

Update – Road Closure on Beverley Road

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*UPDATE*

Beverley Road is closed, but our offices are still open. Access to our car park is currently limited so we advise all visitors to park nearby.

For queries relating to parking please contact the Reception Team on 01482 240200

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

#5W2WChallenge – Week 3 – Take Notice

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Its week three of our #5W2WChallenge.You are half way through… keep going!

This week’s theme is Take Notice. Reminding yourself to ‘take notice’ can strengthen and broaden awareness. Studies have shown that being aware of what is taking place in the present directly enhances your well-being and savouring ‘the moment’ can help to reaffirm your life priorities.

Heightened awareness also enhances your self-understanding and allows you to make positive choices based on your own values and motivations.

Take some time this week to enjoy the moment and the environment around you. Here are a few ideas:

  • Get a plant for your kitchen or workspace
  • Have a ‘clear the clutter’ day
  • Take a different route on a regular journey you make and notice what is around you.
  • Visit a new place for lunch.

Do keep us updated on social media by sharing your snaps and hashtagging #5W2WChallenge

Good Luck!

 

Katie McCreaddie

Community Fundraiser

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have launched a £2 million investment fund to help improve the nation’s mental health through technology.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have teamed up with Prince Harry to launch a £2million digital mental health scheme following the success of Heads Together.

The royal trio have revealed the money from The Royal Foundation – founded in 2009 by the threesome – will go towards “a start-up for digital mental health innovation” to help improve mental health in the UK by providing the public with more resources.

Speaking of a research project which measured the success of the Heads Together campaign that supported this year’s London Marathon, Prince William, 35, told HELLO! magazine: “I feel like it’s exam results day. This also shows that support at home is quite key, isn’t it? At the beginning, we were trying to understand why at home people weren’t sharing some of their problems.

“If we’ve at least made a big impression there we can work on the wider societal aspects. But I think it all has to start at home if you can’t even have a conversation with your loved ones, there’s no way you’re going to go to HR at work.

“The only thing, trying to extrapolate the data from this, is that these individuals who have spoken have probably got a reasonably good support network around them.

“Are we missing a whole set of people who have either been in care or who have had very bad experiences at young ages, who have bad mental health already? How do we affect that demographic?

“You’d struggle to find a parent out there who wouldn’t want the well-being of their child to be taken care of at school.”

The prince was shocked to learn that three quarters of suicides in the UK are men. He added: “That’s still a worrying statistic though, it really is.”

#5W2WChallenge – Week 2 – Be Active

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Its week 2 of our #5W2WChallenge.

This week’s theme is Be Active. Regular physical activity is often linked with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups. Exercise is really good for positive well-being. But it doesn’t need to be particularly intense for you to feel good – slower-paced activities, such as walking, can have the benefit of encouraging social interactions as well providing some level of exercise.

This week, why not try some physical activity? Here are a few ideas:

  • Take the stairs not the lift
  • Go for a walk at lunchtime
  • Walk into work or wherever you are going – perhaps with a colleague – so you can ‘connect’ as well
  • Get off the bus one stop earlier than usual and walk the final part of your journey
  • Do some gardening or go dancing
  • Walk to someone’s desk instead of calling or emailing.

Do keep us updated on social media by sharing your snaps and hashtagging #5W2WChallenge

Good Luck!

 

Jack Moore

Marketing Officer

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind