Focus on... My Whole Self Day, from MHFA England
Bring your whole self to work, 14 March.
My Whole Self is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England’s campaign for workplace culture change, culminating on My Whole Self Day. This year’s celebrations will fall on Tuesday 14 March. We believe wellbeing and productivity fuel one another. Our people and teams are most effective and creative when everybody feels psychologically safe and is seen, heard, and valued. Our free resources are a great way for organisations to get involved on 14 March, from activities, and panel discussions to My Whole Selfies.
This year, we are focusing on managers' critical role in creating working environments where everyone is safe to bring their whole self to work. Managers are the vital link between wellbeing and productivity. Despite this, data published today reveals that a third of managers feel out of depth supporting their team with mental health concerns, rising to almost half of managers under 25. Over a quarter of those we asked said more support and training from their employer would help them to create a team where everyone feels they can bring their whole selves to work.
To support you and to support your managers, we will be publishing a free Managers’ Toolkit on My Whole Self Day. It will be packed full of practical advice and support, to help your managers ensure individual objectives, team plans, and the business’s vision and mission work in harmony.