Mental health & wellbeing
Promoting and supporting good mental health and wellbeing are a priority for AMI. Explore information to help you understand mental health and the resources available.
Headspace - Mindfulness and Wellbeing App
Headspace provide mindfulness tools for everyday life, including meditations, sleepcasts, mindful movement and focus exercises. All AMI members get free unlimited access!
Mindfulness has been shown to help people stress less, increase focus, and sleep more soundly. Meditation helps you to be more mindful — and Headspace is your personal guide, with hundreds of meditations and exercises for sleep, focus, and movement.
To find out a bit more about Headspace or claim your free access, click here!
Wellbeing Self-Assessment Tool
In order to maintain a good level of personal wellbeing it can be helpful to spend a few minutes reflecting on how we are feeling, both physically and mentally.
The wellbeing self-assessment tool has been designed to help you understand and identify what may be causing you stress. The tool also suggests some different ways to help improve your overall wellbeing.
Give it a go today - it only takes 5 minutes!
For more information visit the St John Ambulance website here.
Mental Health First Aid Champions
There are plenty of different types of support out there and your AMI Mental Health First Aid Champions can help you access them. Your Mental Health First Aid Champions are a point of contact if you, or someone you are concerned about, are experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. They are not therapists or psychiatrists but can give you initial support and signpost you to appropriate help if required.
AMI Mental Health First Aid Champions
AMI Mental Health First Aid Champions can:
- Understand why mental health is as important as physical health
- Help build a mentally healthy workplace and understand how Mental Health First Aid fits into the workplace
- Recognise the main symptoms of mental health conditions
- Listen non-judgementally
- Provide Mental Health First Aid for the most common mental health conditions
- Guide a person towards appropriate professional support
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England provides a selection of free downloadable resources including interactive toolkits, strategic guidance and more. For further information visit the MHFA England website here.