9th – 13th May is Mental Health week, and the theme this year is loneliness.
Loneliness is something that we all feel at times but when it’s chronic or long-term, it can have a serious effect on our mental health. Loneliness is not about the number of friends we have, the time we spend on our own or a social condition we reach at a certain age. It is the feeling we experience when there is a mismatch between the social connections we have and those that we need or want. That means it can be different for all of us. Loneliness is affecting more and more of us and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic. Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health and we need to find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness.
Mental Health problems can spur in the workplace and it is the leading cause of sickness absence. A staggering 70 million work days are lost each year due to mental health problems in the UK only.*
We can all experience mental health, and we do so in very different ways. But we aren’t always open to talking about it or listening to it.
It is essential that we build a safe work environment where we can have open conversations about mental health in the workplace.
People’s wellbeing must always remain at the heart of what we do because no one should feel alone in the workplace. Speak and listen. You are not alone.
To raise awareness of mental health this week, We have a number of events scheduled during 9th – 13th that can hopefully help reduce the feeling of loneliness for anyone across Ventient Energy – or, indeed, provide some tools if you know someone who feels lonely.
*source: Mental Health Foundation https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/
About Ventient Energy
Ventient Energy is a pan-European, non-utility generator of renewable energy. It currently owns and operates onshore wind farms in Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and the UK, with a total installed capacity of 2.8GW.
Ventient’s portfolio has grown quickly since its formation in 2017. The business focuses on sustainable growth that provides long term returns to their pension fund shareholders and generates renewable energy to help secure the future of people and the planet.
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