Last week, the Ascot Group honoured Mental Health Awareness week by participating in #WearitGreen day. The Mental Health Foundation asked schools and businesses across the country to wear green to help fundraise, raise awareness, and start conversations about mental health. Overall, the Ascot Group raised over £160 for the charity.
The 2023 theme for mental health awareness week this year was anxiety. After the past few years of uncertainty, anxiety has become one of the most talked about topics of mental health. The Mental Health Foundation chose anxiety as the theme for this year to help provide a better understanding of what anxiety is, when it becomes a concern, and what we can do to help ourselves and each other when anxiety starts to become a problem.
Not only did the Ascot Group team arrive to work in a sea of green, but they also were encouraged to carry out random acts of kindness throughout the week – enjoying many a homemade bake. Founder and CEO, Andrew Scott, comments:
“One of my favourite things about our industry is that it’s a 100% people industry. And with that comes responsibility to ensure we’re encouraging conversations about our mental wellbeing, as well as helping those who need extra support.
“I take pride in placing mental wellness as one of the top priorities for those here at the Ascot Group. Whilst we actively encourage a balanced work environment, thanks to our weekly yoga classes and regular work socials, I know a happy and healthy workplace goes far beyond surface level means of wellbeing.
“Here at the Ascot Group, we operate as part of a community of trust, honesty, and friendship. These key principles allow for us all to have an open dialogue about mental health, as well as help us keep an eye out for each other when needed.
“I’m really pleased to have supported the Mental Health Foundation in their efforts to raise awareness and provide the vital research needed to help our society become a happier and healthier place.”
To learn more about the work of the Mental Health Foundation or access its free resources for individual or families in need of support, click here.