Today, 10th October, is officially World Mental Health Day. The mental health of the team as well as clients is a priority at Murdock London. With three salons in Covent Garden, Soho and Shoreditch and in Nordstrom in New York, all the team members have received training in Mental Health First Aid.
In fact, the team collaborated with the NHS for their ‘London, you good?’ campaign aimed at 18–25-year-old Londoners offering tips to take away. Here Murdock London barbers talk about why looking after your mental health is important on World Mental Health Day.
- Mental health is the cornerstone of your overall fitness and wellbeing. If you are struggling, speaking to someone and fining support is the first – and hardest – step you can take. Being honest with yourself and accepting you’re in need of help shows great strength of character.
- Luckily, we’re in an age where we can get encouragement to to talk about our mental health. There are a lot of resources out there.Your mental health should always be your top priority.
- Whether you’re a barber, banker, barista or baker, your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you break your arm you’d go to A&E, your mental health is the same; if you’re feeling broken you should seek help.
- If you are struggling with mental health but feel like you can’t, or don’t want to talk, it will impact you negatively and can cause you to struggle for days, weeks even months. Speaking to someone that’s had mental health first aid training is so important in taking steps to becoming the best version of yourself.
- Good mental health ensures you have a positive mindset for all the challenges life throws your way. It’s normal not to feel great all the time; speaking openly is the first step to getting back to your best. It may also help others around you who are suffering silently, build the confidence to speak out too.