Day 2 of MHAW22


My tip for today is raising your awareness of change in you and those around you.

Before we can support others, we need to check where our head is at. Taking a moment to think ‘how am I feeling today?’ is important for our own self-care and critical to increasing our resilience.

When it comes to those around us – family, friends, loved ones, neighbours, community as well as workplace connections – peers, line management, senior management, support staff, customers – raising awareness to notice the subtlest of changes in someone enables us to start a conversation which could literally save a live.

The earlier we start a conversation, the earlier someone can get the help they need.

This is a key learning of the I-act Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing proactive, accredited course everyone on Growing Talent undergoes before going on the employer’s site. This enhances their own wellbeing, their ability to notice change in those around them and help the employer meet their psychosafety obligations under the ISO45003 guidelines.