This week is Mental Health Awareness Week
This year's focus is on loneliness; of course we've all faced a degree of isolation over the last two years, but being alone and being lonely are two different things. Being lonely is the gap between a person's desired levels of social contact and their actual level of social contact.
That's why at Devin, one of our Core Values is
"Being Human & Wellness - We encourage strong mental health & fitness, a positive work/life balance, and care about our internal and external colleagues."
Over the past year our staff have all attended an online mental health awareness course and members of our Senior Management Team are appointed Mental Health First Aider's. We encourage our team to talk openly about any struggles they have, inside and outside the office, without fear of judgement.
The Mental Health Foundation have some great resources on their website about how to get help if you're struggling with loneliness.