Samaritans launch ‘Samarathon’ ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week

Samaritans wants to motivate more people to get active to improve their mental wellbeing, rather than focus on a physical endurance challenge that requires participants to run 26.2 miles in one stretch. That is why ‘Samarathon’ invites the nation to go at their own pace, take part with friends and family this summer and raise money to help us be there for those struggling to cope. Samaritans CEO Ruth Sutherland said: “We all know that keeping physically fit has a positive impact on someone’s mental wellbeing. Living in a world…

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#CIPRchat returns for Mental Health Awareness Week

The CIPR will host a tweet chat on mental health in public relations, in support of Mental Health Awareness Week, on Wednesday 15 May. The hour-long tweet chat kicks off at 12:30pm and will feature insight from Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at the mental health charity Mind. The tweet chat forms part of a series of initiatives from the CIPR aimed at addressing the mental health challenges facing PR professionals.  This year’s State of the Profession research revealed around a quarter (23%) of PR practitioners have taken sickness absence from work on the grounds of stress,…

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South of England’s Top Tech Talent Seek Charity Challenges for Free Hack Day

Studio Republic, one of only a few sustainable creative agencies in the UK, is hosting its annual charity hack day on Friday 17th May to support Mental Health Awareness Week. ‘Hack for Good’ will bring together the South of England’s top tech agency talent to form five teams. In just one day, these teams will create digital solutions in response to five charity briefs completely free of charge. One team has already been allocated a brief so four more lucky charities can benefit from this free tech expertise. £100,000 of…

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BBC and commercial radio joined forces for the first time in Mental Health Minute broadcast

BBC and commercial radio stations around the UK united for the first time to broadcast a one-minute message about mental health. The historical broadcast went out on air simultaneously on May 15 at 10.59am and featured globally famous voices talking about the stigma of mental health. The message was to recognise Mental Health Awareness Week during the industry’s Radio Audio Week. The minute is supported by the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign which launched in 2016 to change the national conversation on mental health and tackle the stigma that prevents…

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