CIPR and PRCA join forces to address industry’s mental health challenges

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), and the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) have announced a cross-industry collaboration to address the industry’s mental health challenges. The professional bodies have launched a new survey – in partnership with Opinium – to gather insight on the mental wellbeing of PR professionals. Opinium, pro-bono, and in support of the PR Industry, will make use of their proprietary Workplace Mental Wellbeing Framework. The organisations have agreed to use the results to inform a joint programme of activity over…

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National Campaign Promotes Mental Health for Middle Schoolers with New Music from KAMAUU, Tobe Nwigwe, Lauren Jauregui, Empress Of

When your child can’t find the words, help them find the lyrics. Today, the national Sound It Out campaign launches with a new album and resources to help parents and caregivers have meaningful conversations about emotional wellbeing with their middle schoolers. The songs will be available across all major streaming platforms and can be heard on the campaign website at SoundItOutTogether.org, which also offers free expert-vetted resources to guide conversations. The campaign—a collaboration between the Ad Council and Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company created by Melinda Gates—comes at…

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Pocc x Clear Channel Art Fund launches a new series of public artworks focused on mental health

To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, Clear Channel UK, one of the UK’s largest Out of Home media and infrastructure companies, and Pocc, the creative network driving cultural impact, unveiled the second instalment of their joint artists-in-residence programme. The campaign will showcase the works of nine artists across Clear Channel’s digital Out of Home sites nationwide from 10th May. The brief to the Pocc network of creatives and artists was to explore how the individual attends to their mental health and, in turn, share their secret to self-care. Curated by Pocc’s Chief…

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Mental Health A Bigger Challenge Than Climate Change As COVID-19 Takes Its Toll On Young People

Young people view mental health as a bigger generational challenge than climate change as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll on younger generations, according to new data.  The Purpose Pulse found nearly three quarters (70%) of Millennials and Gen Z think mental health is a challenge, second only to COVID-19 (76%). Economic inequality (66%), climate change (65%), and job security (65%) are also viewed as a concern by solid majorities of young people. Yet, despite the preoccupation with the pandemic and mental health, there are still high…

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Research investigates COVID-19 impact on UK farmer mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the mental health and resilience of farmers and farm workers will be the focus of new research led by University of Reading. The project is receiving £190,000 funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) rapid response to COVID-19. It will be a joint effort between: University of Reading University of Exeter The University of Sheffield. Working with farmers and supporting organisations They will work with farmers and the organisations that support them to: understand how…

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