World Mental Health Day at Seacroft Green

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day takes place on October 10 with the goal to help raise mental health awareness across the planet and the theme for this year is ‘mental health for all!’ 

We have recently linked with Mind, Leeds to break down the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace across the Springfield Healthcare Group. Everyone has times when they struggle with their mental health, and it isn’t always easy to openly talk about it. Springfield Healthcare are dedicated and committed to supporting and looking after staff and colleagues mental health, with our very own Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs) to be the first port of call for colleagues who may need advice. 

Mental Health First Aiders

Springfield Healthcare have dedicated and qualified Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs) who are committed to providing mental health support and advice to colleagues across the Group. For us, supporting both residents and staff with their mental health is a priority and we believe that it is extremely important that everyone knows that they have someone to talk to, that they feel supported and know who to turn to in their place of employment. If you’re a Springfield Healthcare colleague and would like to know more about how we can support you at work, please speak to one of the mental health first aiders (please refer to the posters in your home or the MySpringfield App). 

How are we celebrating and supporting this years World Mental Health Day?

Springfield Healthcares homes have been given the opportunity to celebrate this day by promoting happiness and wellbeing throughout the homes and celebrating all the good things that we do and that we have achieved together.  Seacroft Green arranged a gift for each member of staff, a sweet trolley for all communities and a raffle where all staff are entered with equal chance of winning. There was a large selection of prizes, including love2shop vouchers, just eat vouchers, hamper kits, sweet/chocolate kits, lunches for 2 members of staff for a week and more! Congratulations to the winners of the raffle:

  • £15 Just eat voucher – Kingsley
  • Chocolates – Jeanette
  • Chocolates – Chloe
  • Chocolates – Chris
  • Love to shop voucher – Jade
  • Nivea Kit – Suzzanne
  • Stationary kit – Rodhiah
  • Chocolates – Michelle
  • Free lunch – Keely
  • Love 2 shop voucher – Rachael
  • Chocolates – Georgina
  • Bath kit – Ruth
  • Love 2 shop voucher – Jasmine
  • Free lunch – Beverley
  • Chocolates – Michelle
  • Self-care kit – Rachel
  • Self-care kit – Wayne
  • Chocolates – Pamela
  • Chocolates – Pepe
  • Chocolates – Cristal
  • Handbag – Sophie
  • Fit bit – Karen
  • Micheal Kors watch – Rebecca

 

There was also a drop in session on the evening of Thursday 8th October which was an open door for anyone to pop in, call, video call etc if they had any questions or queries or just fancied a chat. It was a great opportunity for staff to speak with the team and it worked well, so is something that will be implemented regularly.