Today is World Mental Health Day.

Promoting and supporting employee wellbeing is at the heart of EC BID’s work. We want to champion positive mental health in employees as it delivers mutual benefit to people, organisations, economies and communities.

Healthy workplaces help people to flourish and reach their potential. This means creating an environment that actively promotes a state of contentment, benefiting both employees and the organisation. Promoting employee wellbeing can lead to increased resilience, better employee engagement and retention, reduced sickness absence and higher performance and productivity.

We can all take steps to improve our own mental health. That’s why we have collated a few of our resources which can be used for you to take a moment and reflect.

  • Walking has many proven health benefits. Why not download our self-guided walking maps in partnership with Cross River Partnership or free walking tours with the City of London Guides to get out and about and explore the architecture and some of the green spaces across the Eastern City.
  • Are you a working parent? We’re excited to share with you some brilliant Marlo Moments created with Happy Marlo, designed to help children and grown-ups alike find calm, balance and grounding in our busy lives.
  • Harness the power of nature – “forest bathe” when it suits you – in your office, on your way to work, at lunchtime, in the park. REROOT YOURSELF™ by Nigel Jones is a mindset that will enable you to bring the peace and the awareness that you cultivate through the art of forest bathing and walking in nature into all aspects of your daily life.

Charities and organisations which can offer further support:

  • If you need medical support please arrange to speak to your GP or call 999.
  • MIND exists to empower anyone who has a mental health issue, no matter what age they are. Looking for mental health support? Call their confidential Infoline on 0300 123 3393 to speak to a friendly advisor, or take a look at our information pages.
  • For emotional support you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email, visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.