World Mental Health Day 2018

World Mental Health Day falls on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.

On the 10th October last year, Osborne signed up to the ‘Time to Change’ Pledge, committing to changing the way they think and act about mental health.

Mental health issues are a normal part of life; in any one year approximately 1 in 4 people experience at least one diagnosable mental health issue.

Osborne has been working to raise mental health awareness and reduce the stigma attached to mental health. They now have over 50 trained Mental Health First Aiders across the company.

In 2017, they took part in Mind’s second annual Workplace Wellbeing Index and were recognised with a Bronze Award, demonstrating that they are achieving change for “better mental health within the workplace by developing and implementing initiatives which promote positive mental health for staff.”

World Mental Health Day 2018 marks the start of the third Workplace Wellbeing Index Survey showing their long term commitment to achieving change.

Just have a chat…
This year, they are asking employees at sites and offices to participate in “Tea and Talk” to encourage people to talk more freely about mental health, reduce stigma and create a more positive culture.

They will also be hosting a “Mental Health Drop-in” on the 10 October at their head office in Reigate.