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Mental Health Awareness Week

13-19 May – Body Image

Following on from our Time To Talk Day post, our support for Mental Health Awareness continues.

This year, the focus is on body image. “‘Body image’ is a term that can be used to describe how we think and feel about our bodies. Our thoughts and feelings about our bodies can impact us throughout our lives, affecting, more generally, the way we feel about ourselves and our mental health and wellbeing”. According to mentalhealth.org.uk, “30% of all adults have felt so stressed by body image and appearance that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. That’s almost 1 in every 3 people.” Body image doesn’t just affect adult women but men, teenagers and sadly, even young children.

For some reason, we as humans are never fully satisfied with how we look and feel about our bodies, whether we are at home, in the work place or even at school. However, there is a way that we can tackle this, the way we speak about ourselves on a daily basis, speak life, speak positivity, life and positivity will happen and that is not just science – there is so much power in your mind that you can either make or break yourself. Be the person who you want to become and set yourself as an example to friends, family, colleagues and the generation and society of today.

Ultimately, #BeBodyKind

Here at Cityscape Recruitment, we understand and support all the tools you need to live a happy and healthy lifestyle, to name but a few but by continuing our open office policy, for when you just need to take some time out and have a cuppa to chat, we have recently had an extension to create more of a communal area (watch this space to see what it looks like) to help employees being able to step away from their desks and destress. Our extra office space also includes a new shower room to encourage staff to walk, ride or jog to work which will help toward better physical and mental health. There is fruit available daily, feeling refreshed from the inside out, company team football, all are welcome, exercise can revitalise you and make you feel brand new (once your muscles have recovered). We also have regular planned and impromptu social events. It is the small things that count the most, if you can’t do the small things, you’re more than likely not going to be able to do the big things.

If you would like to show your support, get involved and help bring awareness, you can do so via the Mental Health Awareness webpage here.