WHY RUN AN ACTION FOR HAPPINESS COURSE?
People who know me well, know that I am always banging on about how society and technology have grown way beyond the capabilities of our frontal lobe. With the constant pressures of society, work and family we may often find ourselves in ‘threat mode’ where we are constantly batting off more work, stressful life events and not to mention little people who can never keep a frigging sock on??!!!
Just this year, the resilience and wellbeing survey completed by the Law society’s junior Division, identified that 39% of trainees experienced mental health problems. Understandably, the fear is that the negative experiences will cause good trainees to cease their training due to a lack of support or training in mental health issues. A more shocking statistic from this survey is that 98% of all division members had experienced high stress due to their job highlighting a need to focus on change.
When your mental health is suffering and you don’t feel able to exercise or keep active. Take small steps. If you haven’t been able to get out of bed because of your symptoms of depression or anxiety start by having a shower and brushing your teeth, build up to walking to the shop. Being active doesn’t mean running a marathon, its training for a goal no matter what that goal might be.
“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals.” - Booker T. Washington
We have some exciting news to share on the ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ campaign, which is calling on Government to change the law so that employers make First Aid provision for both the mental and physical health of their employees.