Early Years Wellbeing Week 2021, 4-10 October shines a spotlight on mental health and wellbeing for the sector as we seek to raise awareness, educate, influence and inform. The theme for #EYWellbeingWeek is “This Is Me” and it links to the theme of World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10 October, mental health in an unequal world.
The idea behind the theme “This Is Me” for Early Years Wellbeing Week 2021 is to empower and enable our early years colleagues to share and celebrate intersections of their identity. Taking the time to get to know each other on a deeper level, will foster inclusion and belonging. This way of thinking and working will enable genuine and authentic connections with each other and after an unprecedented time of challenge and uncertainty, allow us to cultivate a community of care.
At Tops & Aspire we have mental health reps across Tops, Head Office and Aspire Training Team who are there to support colleagues should they need any help with issues surrounding mental health and their wellbeing. We have meetings every couple of months to discuss issues/topics that may have arisen during the last few months. This is done confidentially, mentioning no names and no judgement, so that we can learn from each other. To find out more about our Mental Health Support click here.
We also offer our colleagues additional training in Mental Health and Wellbeing. Some courses include;
- Mental Health Awareness Training
- Stress Awareness and Management Training
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health Advocacy in the Work Place
- Assessing Mental Capacity Training