Mental Health Awareness Week: HR Director, Zoe Bruce, reveals her strategy for improving mental health

Zoe Bruce, HR Director, talks about mental health in the workplace and her own personal experiences of dealing with difficult thoughts.

Why are we talking about mental health?

The theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week is loneliness. This Insight looks at how loneliness affects our mental health, and what we are doing to address the issues both personally and within the business.



We all take mental health seriously, both our own and the people we care about such as friends and family, so sharing this information may reach someone who needs it and to show everyone that we are all in this together.


In the video, Zoe discusses ideas to tackle issues such as feeling lonely. Feeling lonely is something that we all can experience at any point in our lives. It can make us feel isolated and have a negative impact on our wellbeing. There are lots of simple things you can do to lift someone out of loneliness and in doing so, it might help you to feel less lonely too.


She also provides advice on making small changes to your routine that can make a big difference to your mental wellbeing. Zoe speaks about some of her coping mechanisms; "I have to let it out. I like talking it through what’s worrying me and that’s what I encourage our team to do.”