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Embracing Mental Health as a Universal Right: Reflecting on World Mental Health Day at HCPC

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Embracing Mental Health as a Universal Right: Reflecting on World Mental Health Day at HCPC

World Mental Health Day (WMHD) took centre stage on October 10th, resonating across the globe as a collective effort to raise awareness and promote positive change in mental health. This international day of observance aimed to foster a global community that values and nurtures the well-being of all, with this year's official theme emphasizing that "Mental Health is a Universal Human Right."

Celebrating World Mental Health Day at HCPC:

At the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC), the significance of World Mental Health Day was acknowledged and celebrated in a meaningful way. On the 10th of October, employees were privileged to participate in a compelling online event focused on "Demystifying Mental Health in the Workplace."

The featured guest speaker for the event was Mike Lawrence, a highly respected national and international wellbeing practitioner. Dedicated to helping individuals achieve optimal mental health and well-being, Lawrence brought a wealth of expertise to the discussion.

Engaging with Mike Lawrence:

The online event proved to be a success, as employees actively participated in the discussion, gaining insights and understanding on mental health in the workplace. Mike Lawrence's expertise and engaging approach not only provided a deeper understanding but also challenged the participants' thinking in the most valuable way.

The discussions during the event were marked by openness, with employees sharing personal experiences and contributing to an atmosphere that left everyone feeling valued. The exchange of ideas and the exploration of mental health issues in a supportive environment contributed to a positive and empowering experience for all involved.

Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Well-being:

As a result of the successful World Mental Health Day event, HCPC reaffirms its commitment to recognising and working with diverse employees. The organisation acknowledges the exceptional value that diverse perspectives bring to the workplace and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment that prioritises the well-being of every individual.

World Mental Health Day served as a poignant reminder at HCPC that mental health is a universal human right. The event, marked by insightful discussions and expert input from Mike Lawrence, reinforced the importance of creating a workplace culture that values and supports the mental well-being of all employees. As HCPC continues its commitment to diversity and well-being, the impact of World Mental Health Day resonates throughout the organisation, fostering a culture of empathy and positive change.