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Ticker does Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

Shining a light on anxiety

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is anxiety: a normal emotion but one that can spiral out of control.

The turbulent events of the last few years, leading to the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, means this common mental health problem is on the rise.

It’s important that we recognise and respond when we feel anxious, to stop these feelings becoming overwhelming.

“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety and fear.”

Steve Maraboli
Behavioral Scientist & Author

Ticker’s Mental Health Awareness Week events

Daily inspiration

Our Chief People Officer and her team have been hard at work to deliver some positivity and encouragement to our inboxes every morning. Each day will focus on a different way we can combat anxiety from nutrition to mindfulness.

We’re also releasing a special issue of our wellbeing magazine to accompany and build on what we’ll be talking about throughout the week.

“Panic attacks are a nightmare. The terrors, I used to call them. Impossible to explain to people how very debilitating they are. But know this: they aren’t eternal. You can change your responses over time to stop the meta-panic, the panic ABOUT the panic. Acceptance is resistance.”

Matt Haig
Author

A double-page spread of an interview with Carina Waterhouse about anxiety and her experience.

Guest talks

We kicked off the week with a guided meditation session. This was such a success last year that we asked our expert to return.

Later on in the week, we’ll also be hearing from a nutrition expert who’s leading a session titled ‘How to be your own health CEO’. Nutrition is a vital part of maintaining mental wellbeing.

Double page magazine spread about nutrition and eating to ease anxiety.

Connection

Kindness and connection with others is one of the strongest tonics when we’re feeling low, so we’re encouraging everyone to catch up with colleagues over a (virtual or in-person) cuppa during the week.

Our People team have also kindly arranged a collection for a local food bank to help those less fortunate during a time of great financial worry.

We’ll be collecting food items at our office during the week, giving us all an excellent opportunity to meet in person and spend time together.

Double page magazine spread featuring resources for handling anxiety.

“In every business, people are the most critical ingredient for success. Taking care of our team and their minds has always been a top priority for us.

“Last year’s Mental Health Awareness Week inspired us to continue checking in with ourselves with regular activities throughout the year, including a monthly Wellbeing Magazine.

“It’s great to have the reminder to stop, reflect and encourage others to do the same.”

Richard King
Founder and CEO, Ticker


What’s your policy start date?

4 November 2023 or after 22 September to 3 November 2023 18 August to 21 September 2023 17 August 2023 or before

What’s your policy start date?

4 November 2023 or after 22 September to 3 November 2023 18 August to 21 September 2023 17 August 2023 or before

What’s your policy start date?

4 November 2023 or after 22 September to 3 November 2023 21 September 2023 or before

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