Posted on May 17, 2019
For Bake the World a Better Place, we encouraged members of our office to take some time out from their working day to eat cake and chat about mental health, with a particular focus on supporting mentally ill, anxious and stressed employees in the workplace. We took the time to discuss the complexities of mental health issues, sharing our experiences (ranging from the temporary 'blips' to the more long-term, clinical problems), and considered how we might work towards a working environment that better understands and accommodates those who are affected by mental illness, anxiety and stress.
It was encouraging to be able to discuss mental health openly and frankly with others, and even the simple act of taking some time away from our desks to eat, drink and chat to colleagues was refreshing for us all.
We also were delighted to raise just under £100 for the Architectural Benvolent Society.
Read more from our Caitlin Macleod in her article 'Making Room'.