The 10th October 2019 marks World Mental Health Awareness Day.
The theme this year is suicide and suicide prevention. Every year close to 800,000 people globally take their own life and there are many more who attempt suicide. Every suicide is a tragedy that affects families, communities and has long-lasting effects on the people left behind.
The day is not only an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues and advocate against social stigma, but a time to look at what you are doing to support not only your staff, but yourself.
Last month, we launched our Wellbeing Area. This new addition to the Care Management Matters website is dedicated to the mental health and wellbeing of registered managers. It features blogs from experts in the sector, real-life stories from managers themselves, resources to take away and implement as well as links to useful organisations, support networks and groups.
Whilst rewarding, the role of the registered manager can be an isolated, tiring and lonely one and so we hope the support you can find in the Wellbeing Area will help. Please use it and let us know what you would like to see in the section in the coming months.