It’s Mental Health Awareness week this week and the theme this year hosted by the Mental Health Foundation is ‘surviving to thriving’. The Mental Health Foundation is seeking this year to look at why so few people in the UK, and worldwide, are thriving with good mental health.
The Mental Health Foundation consider that too many of us, approximately one in four, experience daily life and our mental health as a battle each year. It appears that more and more of us are increasingly struggling with high levels of stress, anxiety and depression.
As a firm, Stephensons are proud to raise money for different charities each year. This year’s charity is MIND, which is a fantastic charity providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Mind supports over 390,000 people across England and Wales, and works to make sure that nobody has to face a mental health problem alone. We are supporting MIND in raising money and awareness during by donating money raised across the firm for dressing down from our usual business attire.
There are many aspects of life that can have an effect on your mental health, and this is particularly prevalent within the personal injury department when talking to clients. The impact that accidents can have on a person’s mental health range from mild anxiety or stress to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, preventing a person to continue with their daily life as they did prior to the accident. It is clear to us, that accidents can have a serious impact on the mental health of those involved, seeing a downturn in their social and general wellbeing. As a department, we endeavour to offer as much support as possible to our clients who are suffering.
If you would like to speak to one of our specialist solicitors for further advice and support, please do not hesitate to contact Stephensons on 01616 966 229.