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Orion Group shines a light on Mental Health Awareness week


Orion Group's decision to promote Mental Health Awareness week was an easy decision to make. It is anticipated that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year, however there are things we can do to improve our Metal Health.

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing.  By giving them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.

·        Connect – connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships.

·        Be active – you don't have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life.

·        Keep learning – learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike?

·        Give to others – even the smallest act can count, whether it's a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering at your local community centre, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks.

·        Be mindful – be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness "mindfulness". It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.

Visit this website to learn more: 5 steps to improve mental wellbeing
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