The message is spreading by Jenni Cole

Different countries but same goals. We all need to work towards better mental health awareness and care!

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I have just returned from a whirlwind trip to see my dad (now 87!) in Cape Town and was fortunate enough to spend time with a fellow mental health advocate. It was fascinating talking to him about what is happening in South Africa in terms of mental health awareness and how much work is starting to be done in Companies to support their employees’ mental wellbeing.

I must say, sitting opposite him telling him about the initiatives, projects, campaigns and events taking place in the UK made me so proud. There was so much to talk about what we are doing here to support and de-stigmatise mental health. In particular, projects such as The Leaderboard ( the Princes’ Heads Together campaign ( and the incredible work of campaigners like Geoff McDonald with the Minds@Work Movement ( ) and charities and businesses.

If you haven’t already joined the force of change that is taking place in the UK - to start the conversation about mental health - do it today!

All it takes is caring about yourself and others; asking ‘how are you’ and really listening and being there to support someone who is struggling.

We work with Companies to support them with training and development in this area, so if you’re looking for ideas on what to do - get in touch with us.

Perhaps consider sending some of your staff on a Mental Health First Aid course to gain knowledge and skills to support your organisations wellbeing. Or give all of your staff a ‘Wellbeing Check-Up’?

The tidal wave of change has started and I’m thrilled to be part of the journey. Hope you’ll join us too.

Ase Greenacre

Founder & facilitator , MRT Consultants

We help people in the workplace to become aware of their own impact and choices in their lives. What do we need to do to help ourselves and others to be in better place emotionally? How do we look after our mental health? Mental health and emotional wellbeing is top of the agenda and this is what we work with. The effect in our personal and professional lives is immense.