MIIndful Wellbeing Support Network
In 2020, the Insurance Institute of Manchester launched the MIIndful Support Network due to the ever-increasing need and importance that the topic of mental health has on our day to day lives.
The complicated demands of the workplace and everyday life can be challenging, and we are here to provide a supportive community that actively promotes positive and healthy wellbeing and mental health.
The objective of the group is to encourage wellbeing and mental health to be openly talked about, and to be a reference point for support and guidance to institute members, if needed.
All members of the group listed below are trained in Mental Health First Aid, and can signpost you to organisations for support, if required. However, they can just be a port of call for someone to talk to if or when the time comes. Most importantly, our network is here to offer a confidential, non-judgemental space.
In addition, the network organises several wellbeing and mental health events throughout the year, promoting discussion and positive engagement with topics such as self-harm, suicide, loneliness, meditation, anxiety and burnout, all of which have been covered via webinars and sessions in the last year alone.
These events are led by mental health professionals who can give you active, practical techniques to strive for better mental health, wellbeing and work-life balance. You will also have the opportunity to connect with likeminded peers from across the industry. Webinars have been complemented by in person events too, such as random acts of kindness day which give an opportunity for members to get involved with the network itself. Upcoming events can be found on the events section of the website, so keep an eye out for future sessions regarding mental health and wellbeing.
We actively welcome new members on an ongoing basis, so if you want to get involved in the network, please send an e-mail to the Committee Chair, Karen Shenton (listed below), who will be happy to speak to you..
IN CASE OF IMMEDIATE HARM OR CRISIS, CONTACT:
Emergency services: 999 (Police, Fire, Ambulance)
The Samaritans: 116 123 (Suicidal Thoughts)
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably): 0800 58 58 58 (Mental Health Support)
SHOUT: Text 85258 (Mental Health Support)
Refuge: 0808 2000 247 (Domestic Violence)
Useful websites for specific concerns:
Alcoholics Anonymous: Website
Alcohol Change: Website
Gamblers Anonymous: Website
Cruse Bereavement: Website
Child Death Helpline: Website
Child Bereavement UK: Website
SAMM (Support after Murder or Manslaughter): Website
Papyrus (After suicide): Website
National Bullying Helpline: Website
National Stalking Helpline: Website
Rights of Women Helpline: 020 7490 0152 (sexual harassment)
Support Line: Website
Women's Aid: Website
Victim Support: Website
Carers UK: Website
Young Minds: Website
Family Lives: Website
Action for Happiness: Website
Heads Together: Website
Campaign to End Loneliness: Website
Hub of Hope: Website
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