PSS Launches Mental Health in Ports Campaign 2024

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Published: Mar 25, 2024

Welcome to the start of our Mental Health in Ports campaign! This week, we will be focusing on important topics such as addiction, bereavement, depression, stress, and the support available for those who are supporting others through challenging times.

Mental health is a crucial aspect of well-being, and a significant factor in overall health and safety at work. Therefore, it is important to raise awareness and provide support for individuals facing challenges in these areas.

Depression is a common mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is essential to raise awareness about depression, reduce stigma, and encourage individuals to seek help. Our campaign will provide information on the signs and symptoms of depression, as well as resources for treatment and support.

Stress is a prevalent issue in today’s fast-paced world, and it can have a detrimental effect on mental health. Learning how to manage stress effectively is crucial for maintaining overall well-being. Throughout the week, we will share tips and techniques for stress management and self-care practices to promote mental wellbeing.

Bereavement is a natural part of life, but the loss of a loved one can have a profound impact on mental health. Grieving is a unique process for everyone, and it is important to offer support and understanding to those who are experiencing loss. Throughout the week, we will share strategies for coping with grief and ways to honour and remember those we have lost.

Addiction is a complex and challenging issue that can have a significant impact on an individual’s mental health. Addiction is commonly associated with substance abuse, gambling, or other addictive behaviours, it is important to recognise the signs and seek help when needed. Our campaign will provide resources and information on how to support individuals struggling with addiction and promote a message of hope and recovery.

Providing support for others through challenging times can be emotionally taxing, and it is essential to prioritise self-care and seek support when needed. Our campaign will highlight the importance of self-care for supporters and provide resources for those who are helping others navigate mental health challenges.

For the last three years, PSS has issued a survey during mental health in ports week to identify how happy our port workers felt. The results of this survey will provide a clearer picture of all aspects of port workers’ mental well-being and its effect on workplace safety and job satisfaction.

Please spare five minutes to fill out the PSS port happiness survey, linked below, and share it with your colleagues so that PSS can gather a truly representative overview of ports.

All information provided will remain confidential, and aside from age and gender, there are no identifying factors to connect an individual to their survey responses.

With just a little bit of your time, we can begin to tackle mental wellbeing in ports and help to make all ports happy and healthy places to work.

We hope that this campaign will raise awareness, promote understanding, and encourage open conversations about mental health. Together, we can create a supportive and compassionate community that values mental well-being for all. Stay tuned for more information and resources throughout the week!

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