Mental Health Awareness Week

This week Natta is taking part in Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. The theme this year is kindness and why kindness matters. With the ongoing crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic, the campaign hosted by the Mental Health Foundation is more important than ever.

Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of Mental Health Foundation shared: “We have chosen kindness because of its singular ability to unlock our shared humanity. Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity. It is a cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health. Wisdom from every culture across history recognises that kindness is something that all human beings need to experience and practise to be fully alive.”

Here is a great video published by the Mental Health Organisation shining a spotlight on why kindness is so important.


What are we doing?

Natta is sharing a useful toolkit to our employees. It highlights the importance of considering and managing our mental health, looking at how and why kindness matters and sharing how acts of kindness can boost your own and others’ mental health.

This week, our HR Manager, Vanessa Pinto, is contacting all of our furloughed staff to check in on them. We want to ensure our staff are coping well, that they can voice any concerns they have and that we can provide help where needed.  We know that our colleagues are at the heart of everything we do, so we are determined to help them through this period.

Part of our ongoing business commitment is the health and wellbeing of our employees. We have been members of Mates in Mind since 2018, a registered UK charity committed to raising awareness and promoting positive mental wellbeing across workplaces. We are ‘starting the conversation’ with our site workers. Other initiatives that we have adopted for our workforce include Mental Health First Aid Courses and Health and Wellbeing Assessments for all operatives. We also run yearly Critical Medicals for our Plant Drivers.

So, take some time this week, do something for yourself and others. Stay well, safe and be kind.