You may have heard the term mental wellness a lot lately, but why? Why does it seem to be newsworthy? What has changed? Is it a change in society’s values, maybe? Or perhaps it’s a change in society’s perception of the mind-body-connection.
With new scientific studies there is now a much clearer link between brain development and music, or artistic practices and the ability to process pain, or meditation in the regulation of moods. It’s no wonder our viewpoint on mental wellness is beginning to shift, with an increase in acceptance of a more holistic view of health.
In the overwhelming, social media-driven world we currently reside it, it’s difficult to maintain good mental health. Combine this with the frustrations of job searching and job loss, which, next to losing a loved one, is within the top 10 events in a person’s life that contributes to a loss of mental wellness. On top of this, one in three Canadians will struggle with mental health issues in their lifetime, which can make job searching even more daunting.
The Career Foundation is excited to designate this week as Mental Wellness Week, with the launch of our new Wellness Room to complement the services offered through our Empowering Abilities Program at our Hamilton location. In this relaxing space, we will be teaching stress management techniques, methods for reducing anxiety and many other activities in preparation for staying healthy while juggling work and other life commitments.
Each day this week, we will be sharing activities from our Wellness Room as well as tips and tricks to maintain your mental wellness. Stay tuned!