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Find your mental health buddy

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Welcome to our webpage dedicated to helping you find a mental health buddy at work. We understand the importance of mental well-being in the workplace and believe that having a supportive colleague can make a significant difference.

Why Find a Mental Health Buddy?

  • Emotional Support: Having a mental health buddy at work can provide a safe space to share your thoughts, feelings, and challenges without fear of judgment. They can offer empathy, understanding, and emotional support during difficult times.
  • Accountability: A mental health buddy can help you stay accountable for your self-care routines, such as taking breaks, practicing mindfulness, or engaging in stress-reducing activities. They can remind you to prioritise your mental well-being and hold you accountable for maintaining healthy habits.
  •  Collaboration: Collaborating with a mental health buddy can lead to the exchange of coping strategies, stress management techniques, and resources. Together, you can explore different approaches to improve mental health and well-being, creating a positive impact on both your personal and professional lives.
  • Shared Experiences: Knowing that we’re not alone in our struggles can be incredibly comforting. A mental health buddy can relate to our experiences, share coping strategies, and offer valuable insights that may help us navigate difficult times.
  • Encouragement and Validation: We all need a cheerleader in our lives! A mental health buddy can provide the encouragement and validation we need to keep going, reminding us of our progress and celebrating even the smallest victories.

Remember, finding a mental health buddy is a two-way street. Be open to being a supportive friend as well, as you never know how much your presence can positively impact someone else’s life.

Let’s break the stigma surrounding mental health together and create a supportive community where everyone feels heard and understood. Reach out, lend an ear, and find your mental health buddy today! You can get our mental health pack and explore the activities in there. If you need more information who to turn to for mental health support: 

Mind Charity reaching out on 0300 123 3393

Samaritans – reaching out on 116 123 

CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY– contact them on 0800 58 58 58

If you are under 25, reach out to The Mix on 0808 808 4994