COVID 19 has not only impacted our physical health, it has had for many people a huge impact on their mental health. For all, it is imperative to acknowledge the stress our current living conditions can have on our mental health.
Saturday 10 October was World Mental Health Awareness Day. At Cpl, we believe it is hugely important to recognise this day and hence we created a week of awareness around the topic. Our employees had the opportunity to get involved in a range of initiatives/events related to this topic.
Some of our activities included:
Virtual Pilates with Arlene French, Recruiter at Cpl
Throughout COVID 19 Arlene's has hosted a virtual pilates class for our staff, to keep everyone fit at home. Exercise improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative mood and by improving self-esteem and cognitive function.
Mindfulness with Judith Moffett, Director at Cpl
Judith, Director at Cpl gave a talk on how mindfulness can improve our quality of life. Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body based approach that helps people to manage their thoughts and feelings and mental health. It is becoming widely used in a range of contexts.
Cook Along With Eric Matthews, Head Chef at Chapter One
We had such a great and relaxing evening cooking with Eric Head Chef at 1* Michelin Chapter One in Dublin. Eric taught our employees to cook Amatriciana & Cacio e Pepe pasta.
Mental Health Workplace Champion Training
We were delighted to partner with Zevo Health and host our very popular and highly recommended Mental Health Workplace Champion training.
This valuable training equipped our employees with the knowledge of a range of mental health illnesses, enabling them to recognise and manage common signs and symptoms of a mental health crisis.
Lunch Time Mile in aid of Pieta House
Physically active people have up to a 30% reduced risk of becoming depressed, and staying active helps those who are depressed recover. To reduce stress and raise money for Pieta House, we asked our employees to get out on their lunch break and walk a mile. Going for a walk can improve mood and sleep quality and reduces stress, anxiety and fatigue.
Recognising Stress & Burn out with Ursula Cullen
Ursula gave employees an overview of recognising the signs of stress and burnout and how to cope with these symptoms.
Cpl is committed to investing in our peoples’ wellbeing. We use the UN SDG’s as the framework for our Responsible Business Strategy and as a guide for all policies and targets relating to People & Community, The Environment and Ethics & Leadership. You can learn more about this here.