09 May, 2022      Company Updates

At Novus, the Mental Wellbeing of our colleagues is a top priority. We understand how much of a life impact poor mental health can have, and we want to ensure our employees feel supported through both their work and personal life with access to relevant help and support should they need it.

Across the business, we have a team of fantastic Mental Health First Aiders who are there to do just that. They are here to support our staff, providing a listening ear when they need it most.

How do Mental Health First Aiders Help?

Having qualified Mental First Aiders in the workplace provides a point of contact for colleagues who are experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. This interaction could range from having an initial conversation through to supporting the individual to get appropriate help in a crisis. Mental Health First Aiders can spot the signs of mental ill health and are valuable in providing early support for someone who may be developing a mental health issue.

Top Tips for Improving Your Mental Wellbeing

Having good mental health is an essential part of living a happy and healthy life. Sometimes, even the simplest of steps can work towards improving how you feel – leading to a better you!

  1. Reframe unhelpful thoughts: The way we think, feel and behave are linked. Sometimes we develop patterns of thoughts or behaviours that are unhelpful so recognising them, and taking steps to think about things differently, can improve your mental health and wellbeing.


  1. Be in the present: If we take time to be aware of ourselves and be in the present moment, noticing our own thoughts and feelings, and the world around us, we can gain a better perspective. Sometimes this is known as being more mindful.


  1. Get good sleep: Good-quality sleep makes a big difference to how we feel mentally and physically, so it’s important to get enough.


  1. Connect with others: Spending quality time with friends or family, talking to someone about how we are feeling or finding ways to help other people can all help stop you from feeling lonely and improve your mental health and wellbeing.


  1. Live a healthy lifestyle: Being active, enjoying the outdoors and having a healthy, balanced diet all impact how we feel. Also, binning bad habits like smoking, and cutting down on alcohol and caffeine can have a positive effect on our mood.

For more tips and information, click here.

Reflecting on Housing 2024

Reflecting on Housing 2024

We’re delighted to have had a successful presence at Housing 2024, a key event in our annual calendar. The three-day event sees stakeholders from across the housing sector come together at Manchester Central to discuss and collaborate to identify solutions.


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