Let's Change The Law to
Protect Our Mental Health

Launching 14th May

Let's Change The Law to
Protect Our Mental Health

Where's Your
Head At?

We’re Nearly There - But There’s More Work To Do!

Where’s Your Head At? is a campaign which will improve the mental health of the nation by ensuring employers look after the wellbeing of their workforce. We all have mental health – In just the same way as we each have a physical fitness. Evidence also shows that the earlier a mental health issue - like stress, anxiety or depression - is detected the easier it is to manage and treat. We want to make it easy for you to talk about your mental health at work & ensure that there are trained colleagues on site who know how to point you in the direction of any help you might need.

We’ve delivered our petition to Downing Street calling for the law to be changed and are pleased to announce that mental health first aid in the workplace will be debated in the House of Commons Thursday 17th January.
There are still ways you can get involved:

  1. Email your local MP to ask them to join the back bench debate taking place on Thursday 17th January
  2. Tweet your local MP to encourage them to take part using this suggested post. You can find your MP’s twitter handle at mpsontwitter.co.uk/list

    @(MP’s twitter handle) #Mentalhealthfirstaid will be debated in Parliament on Thursday 17th January. As my MP, I’m asking you to join the discussion to bring parity of esteem to First Aid in the workplace - a call backed by employers and the general public bit.ly/WHYA2019
  3. Contact your local MP to ask them to join the back bench debate taking place on Thursday 17th January
  4. You can still sign our petition at change.org/wheresyourheadat - the number will keep going up until we’ve had the law changed, so remember to share it with your friends, family and colleagues. Every new signature is a reminder to lawmakers that this is an issue that affects us all.
  5. Request that your organisation has a trained Mental Health First Aider.
  6. If you work for large organisation, let your leadership team know that they can also support our campaign. Get in touch to find out how wheresyourheadat@bauermedia.co.uk.

What Is Mental Health First Aider?

A mental health first aider is...

A person in the workplace or college who has been trained to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

They aren't a therapist, but someone who is able to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. This is because they've received training recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and have developed the skills to support someone.

Do you need to talk to someone?

Here are some wonderful organisations providing help:
CALM National Self Harm Network The Mix - Support for under 25's Samaritans Head Meds Anxiety UK Young Minds Mind Beat

A Beginner's Guide to
Being Mental: An A-Z

is a writer and activist who tours the UK visiting schools, universities and events educating and calling for change on mental health and related issues, like body image. You might recognise her as an expert on This Morning or from her column in the Times Educational Supplement. Natasha’s mission is to take your voices to government level. She conducts focus groups with the people she meets and reports their concerns to the Health and Education Select Committee. In 2015 she was named one of the 500 most influential people in Britain.

You need to read this book

Am I normal?" What's an anxiety disorder?" Does therapy work?" How would I know if someone had an eating disorder?" These are just a few of the questions Natasha Devon is asked as she travels the UK campaigning for better mental health awareness and provision. Here, Natasha calls upon experts in the fields of psychology, neuroscience and anthropology to debunk and demystify the full spectrum of mental health. From A (Anxiety) to Z.
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Click here to learn more about Mental Health First Aid training with MHFA England

What we've learned about
the state of Mental Health in the UK