Proactive & preventative mental health
The pocket book concept came about from my own personal experience with mental health (following a severe panic attack brought on by stress, anxiety and overworking).
I now hope to open-up the conversation around mental health and wellbeing, ultimately to prevent the same thing from happening to other people.
The more we talk about mental health, the better life is for all of us. Behind every statistic is a life and friends and family. We want our Pocket Books and workshops to create an unshakable belief that we can all talk freely about mental health and seek support when we need it.
Our vision is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the nation.
Helping to address stress and raise awareness for importance of self-care, exercise, a nutritious diet and a healthy sleep routine.
Helping to spot signs of poor mental health, and encourage listening and communicating non-judgementally.
Sign-posting to support
Helping to highlight ways to access support including counselling, peer support, self-help, and getting emergency help in a crisis.
We offer workshops, activities and talks designed to transform how workplaces, schools and public bodies of all shapes and sizes think about mental health and wellbeing.
As a social enterprise we make profit with pride which we reinvest to help achieve our mission.
In the workplace
1 in 6
working age adults have symptoms associated with mental ill health
million working days lost each year
billion cost of mental ill health to employers each year
We get to know every organisation to understand how they support their employee wellbeing and mental health currently.
We learn their motivations for introducing My Time Pocket Books and workshops into the workplace, and what their vision is for their workplace culture. We discuss how My time can fit into this journey and provide tailored support. This could be how to engage the workplace in the training or how to maintain a focus of wellbeing in workplace culture going forwards, for example.
We equip employees with the skills they need to support their own and others’ wellbeing.
In higher education
Students can be particularly vulnerable to mental ill health. It’s estimated that 75% of all mental health issues develop by age 18.
This means that university years coincide with the peak age of onset. Transitioning to and moving through student life can present many challenges impacting on wellbeing. They include housing, relationships, academic work, employment pressures and changes to lifestyle. Students and staff need to be prepared to look after their own and others’ wellbeing. They also need practical skills to deal with mental health issues. This is where My Time helps.