Culture starts at the top - so as leaders, the first step we can take to creating a culture of mental fitness in our organisations is to become mental fitness role models ourselves.
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Upskilling managers and leaders is key to creating a culture of Mental Fitness
Fika Will Compete for $1 Million in Funding
in World’s Largest Pitch Competition For EdTech Startups
Fika Mental Fitness has been selected as one of the The Elite 200, the acclaimed list of semifinalists in The GSV Cup — the world’s largest pitch competition for EdTech startups run by female-led, multi-stage venture capital firm GSV Ventures.
Fika Mental Fitness joins prestigious DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme
A new study has shown that over 54% of workers who take two or more mental health absences would ultimately leave their current job with the direct cost of absences throughout 2021 estimated to be a shocking £43 billion (excluding additional costs such as overtime, temporary staff, admin fees etc) . As the pandemic continues into 2022 and such workplace absences are forecast to rise, businesses should be preparing to safeguard against further damage.
"Your mental health is within your control."
"You have the power to change it."
How often have we all heard this message? And yet really taking our mental health into our own hands eludes so many of us.
Fika and NCFE have worked together to recover vital career skills like connection, confidence and motivation for more than 18,000 young people across 69 further education centres in the wake of COVID-19
I’m sure at some point in our career we’ve all sat in front of a line manager and had a conversation about how overwhelmed or overworked we feel.
And our line manager may have said something like ‘make sure you take some time for yourself today’ or ‘make sure you have a lunch break.’
And then it’s likely that nothing really changed.
Just under five weeks ago my wife and I welcomed our daughter to the world. Last week I returned to my role as Psychology Lead at Fika Mental Fitness following 3 weeks of parental leave.