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World Mental Health Day Activities at Broughton


Events, Fundraising

On the 10th of October, Broughton’s employee lead Mental Health First Aiders organized a day of activities to support World Mental Health Day. The day is used for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma.

As part of their ongoing program of activities around mental health awareness in the workplace, Broughton’s Mental Health First Aiders organized a series of Tea & Talk sessions. They were run both in person at our Oak Tree House and Coleby House sites, and there were also three virtual sessions for remote workers to join. The sessions aimed to create a comfortable environment for colleagues to chat between themselves about anything they liked, with the only rule being it couldn’t be work-related. One of the aims of the activity was to help people get away from some of the workplace stress and feel comfortable talking about things that matter to them outside work.


Our Mental Health First Aiders created an excellent tea-related quiz for employees to participate in and break the ice, there was also tea and cake to enjoy. One in eight people globally lives with mental health conditions, which can impact their physical health and well-being, how they connect with others, and their livelihood. At Broughton, we are increasingly focused on raising awareness about the importance of taking care of your mental health by giving our employees forums and activities to come together and talk.

In September many of our employees joined the National Association for Mental Health in England and Wales (MIND) 600-mile challenge to raise money for MIND in Bradford. You can still support this important mental health charity by donating to our 600-mile challenge here.