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Million Minds

Mental Wellbeing

Million Minds

Thriving, not just surviving

This year Nationwide has put the spotlight on employee wellbeing, and how we take care of our physical, mental, social, emotional and financial health. A series of films, stories and events has shared hints and tips on how we can nurture every aspect of our wellbeing.

Moreover, it’s reminded us to be human ‘be-ings’ not human ‘do-ings’, here to enjoy the adventure not merely complete a to-do list.

We’ll be continuing the focus on wellbeing, leading with mental health and a desire to make sure ‘no-one is just surviving, everyone is thriving.’ As 1 in 4 of us will experience mental illness at some point in our lives, we’ll be covering how to ‘Spot the signs’, how we can ‘Talk about it’ and encouraging us all to ‘Take action’.

With 1 in 10 young people suffering from mental illness we want to support future generations too, so we’re sponsoring a unique tour aimed at encouraging young people to have a positive dialogue about mental health.

The Million Minds Tour will bring together a group of amazing up and coming artists as well as speakers in the field of mental health to educate 14 to 18-year olds about mental health in a fresh and exciting way. The tour will visit London, Cardiff, Glasgow and Birmingham (as part of careers fayres run by Worldskills*) and culminate in a Guinness World Record attempt, the world’s largest mental health lesson for 3000 young people at the NEC in Birmingham on 22 November.

*WorldSkills UK (WSUK) is a not-for-profit organisation that helps young people go further, faster in their training, careers and life. WSUK is actively changing the national conversation around skills and apprenticeships and raising the prestige of these across all sectors. We champion technical education and apprenticeships by increasing young people’s awareness of what is on offer, and by increasing technical standards through skills competitions and the application of world-class standards. We do this through bringing governments, employers and the skills sector together via our core programmes.