Ways Crafting Can Help Your Mental Health

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National bodies including the CMI are calling for managers to lead the fight against stress and mental health disorders at work.CMI's own research - the Quality of Working Life report - shows that the "always-on culture" is responsible for managers working an extra 44 days more than their contracted hours per year.

So this Mental Health Awareness Week, we wanted to highlight the five ways in which crafting can help you cope with the symptoms of mental health problems.

The two Princes have followed in the footsteps of their mother Princess Diana in championing Mental Health-related causes along with the Duchess of Cambridge.

That's why Mental Health First Aid England has launched the Address Your Stress toolkit, a free practical resource to help employers and employees identify the sources and signs of stress and take steps to help reduce the impact. We believe mental and physical health are of equal importance, which is why we set ourselves a target to match the number of mental and physical first aiders in our organisation.

Thousands took part in the 2016 and 2017 surveys and we need your help to make 2018 the biggest yet.

Several feared drowned as boat capsizes in Andhra Pradesh
A passenger who survived the ordeal said the shutters of the lower deck of the boat were closed as it was raining. I am lucky to be alive", she said."When the boat was near Mantur, we could feel it veering to a side.

"I think, in that time, he was dealing with various pressures and things going on and we just didn't know about any of it; things deteriorated very quickly".

The center also aims at taking a #mentalhealth screening so that it can help in determining if you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.

A strong workforce is at the centre of our plans so we are investing to provide 800 additional mental health workers in key locations such as A&E departments, GP practices, police stations and prisons.

The rising awareness around mental health has started an important conversation about issues affecting young people.

Since 1949, Mental Health America, as well as their affiliates throughout the country, have initiated the observance of May as Mental Health Month by reaching out to millions of people through the local events, media, and screenings. Things are improving but we are committed to working together with NHS Boards, schools, councils, and other partners to ensure we have the right support in place at the right time for anyone who may need it. While among the 20.2 million adults in the US who have experienced a substance use disorder, about 50.5%-10.2 million adults-had a co-occurring mental illness.

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