“It’s about being human, and having honest conversations.”
As part of a programme of events held for Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, AKQA welcomed Lee Loveless of Supporting Minds Consultancy into the London studio.
Defining mental health as “how we think, feel and behave”, Lee gave advice on how we can better support ourselves and others impacted by mental ill health. He described common mental health conditions, how they can affect people, and the signs and symptoms of distress.
With a focus on self-awareness and self-care, Lee provided practical advice on the ways we can maintain and reclaim our mental health. At an organisational level, he discussed how companies can encourage positive mental health through their working environments, offering access to support and resources, being flexible, and encouraging open discussion about the topic.