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NBBC turns green next week to mark Blue Monday

Published on Friday, 18th January 2019

Next week, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council will pay tribute to the This is Me mental health campaign and help to turn #BlueMondayGreen by lighting up the Town Hall in swathes of green light.

The campaign launches on Monday 21 January, a day which is claimed to be one of the most depressing days of the year.

This is Me is a pioneering campaign which aims to dispel myths around poor mental health, challenge the stigma around mental health in the workplace and raise awareness of the importance of mental wellbeing.

Led by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and partners, the campaign encourages employees to share their stories across different platforms which helps to create a more open and supportive workplace.

Cllr Julie Jackson, Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said:

“We are extremely happy to be supporting this campaign and help spread the awareness of mental health issues. Individuals spend a huge amount of time at work which means staff morale is vitally important to the whole culture of a business.

“Anything we can do to encourage openness surrounding mental health issues is a positive step towards creating a more supportive and understanding society and a better working environment for everyone.”  

Other landmarks around the region including the Library of Birmingham, Grand Central Atrium, PwC offices at Snow Hill and Birmingham Cathedral will also be lit up in green to mark the campaign. 

Thrive West Midlands director Supt Sean Russell said the launch was a chance for everyone to show support for ending stigma around mental health and for employers to commit to building a supportive culture, he said:

“This is Me is a pioneering mental health campaign which aims to reduce the stigma around mental health in the workplace, dispel myths around poor mental health and raise awareness of the importance of wellbeing.

“Some 97% of organisations registered with This is Me believe the campaign has had a positive impact on reducing the stigma."

Visit www.wmca.org.uk/thisisme to find out more and register to the campaign.

Follow on social media with;

#ThisisMeWM

#BlueMondayGreen  

#EndTheStigma