Last month we posted during mental health awareness week, however, at Edu-Letting’s it’s an ever- present priority for us. We’re living in a time where times are tough, and doubt may invade the mind, it’s a focus here at EDU to make sure we can do everything we can to support the public, hirers, and our staff where mental health is concerned.
Socialising and exercising are two of the best ways to help your mental well-being if you are struggling. Due to Covid-19, those two vices were snatched away from thousands of us across the nation, thankfully we have seen a massive pickup in hirings for social and exercise purposes since we were eligible, and we are proud to say we have helped facilitate over 1,000,000 people come through our doors over the past 12 months alone.
We are in a privileged position that we have many venues across the nation, and we will do our best to support them as we continue to support the brilliant communities we currently interact with. We are committed to networking with the schools in our EDU family and are willing to organise workshops and facilities to ensure that people have a safe, and organised place to engage in activities that positively charge the mind.
It’s sad to hear but the mental health services in the UK have been struggling to cope themselves since the downward-spiral Covid-19 sent us all in. If EDU can help in any way, albeit booking a venue for yourself and some friends, or if you are looking for a group in your area that may need members, we would love to help however we can.
Please visit www.edu-lettings.org for information on how to find a venue, let your venue to support the local community or the contact’s section if you want to find something to help you. It’s worrying how many men struggle with mental health, with it being one of the biggest problems for men under the age of 45 with many of them not being able to see a way out. Our very own managing director Nick Bowen feels passionate about this and is a Manbassador for Bolton at Home, he says the following:
“Mental health is a sensitive subject amongst a lot of people, but it doesn’t need to be. It is something which is close to my heart, with losing 2 friends in the past year. Either personally or professionally I/EDU will always look to support and guide our peers to improve their health, social and mental wellbeing.”
The position of being a Bolton Manbassador is a position where they are aiming to make improvements to men’s mental health in their communities and to reverse the stigma around talking about your feelings and concerns. Their tagline is “Be Brave. There’s strength in asking…” and this tagline is fully supported by Edu-lettings as what’s the worst that can happen by asking a question? We are proud to support & be affiliated with Bolton at Home and we currently host free events and boot camps at Ladybridge High School for men to get the support they deserve. We will also be posting more about this soon on our socials to help create awareness for these sessions, as we want as much interactivity as possible!
Healthy Minds UK also works alongside us in helping provide information and understanding to kids about how crucial mental health is. The work is truly special and supports kids looking out for each other and allows parents to attend workshops to help them understand their kid’s mental health better.
Please from all of us here at EDU, if you are struggling, be brave and talk to someone, you are never alone and remember ‘it’s not weak to speak’. For any information regarding the groups – Healthy Minds UK or Bolton at Home – or for venue information for your own support group please do not hesitate to contact us as we would love to give you some support.