Men’s Mental Health – an interview with Everton premier league footballer and England Under 21’s star Tom Davies
Today is International Men’s Day and we would like to use this opportunity to highlight the crisis in men’s mental health. Too many men are suffering in silence when it comes to anxiety, depression, trauma, intrusive thoughts, addiction, self harm, eating disorders, loneliness and more.
Please take 10 minutes to watch the short interview between Everton FC’s Tom Davies and Wellbeing Partners’ Lou Campbell below and please share with the men and boys in your life – we all have mental health and sometimes we need help looking after it …
The Digital Detox Workshop
Smartphones, computers, laptops, tablets, readers, televisions – do you spend too much time staring at a screen? Join the club! The average British office worker spends up to 12.5 hours a day at work and home gazing into a variety of screens.
Is that too much? Hell yes!
And if your employees are expected to multitask media – switching between multiple screens – as a part of their job, you could be subjecting them to long-term memory problems, attention deficit disorders and impaired dopamine function. A ticking timebomb for employers.
How’s this for a list of side effects of excessive screen time: Increased levels of stress and anxiety; Increased frequency of emotions such as fear, worry, anger, guilt, shame; Hyper-aroused nervous system; Sensory overload; Impaired sleeping patterns; Significant damage to eyes and eyesight; Increased risk of cardiovascular disease; Joint and musculoskeletal damage; Shrinkage and loss of brain tissue; Long-term memory loss; Reduced ability to process emotions; Reduced ability to recognise emotions of others; Impaired dopamine function; Severely inhibited attention and concentration; Reduced decision-making capability; Negative impact on cognitive efficiency; Reduced impulse control; Increased food cravings and susceptibility to weight gain; Disturbance of hormonal balance.
Our ground-breaking new workshop – The Digital Detox – explores:
- Overwhelmed by Screens!
- How Much is Too Much?
- The Effects of Excessive Screen Time
- Warning Signs of Screen Addiction
- Why is it so Addictive?
- Quotes from Technology Creators
- The Particular Danger of Multitasking Media
- Preparation for Reducing Screen Time
- The Digital Detox
- What Next?
This workshop takes place in your office and is a 60-minute session offering participants the facts and solutions for reducing the impact of screen-based technology on mental, physical and social health. We pay special attention to the dangers of multitasking media, and offer a wide range of tips, techniques and advice for protecting the wellbeing of your employees from this massive 21st century health concern.
Please get in touch with us at [email protected] or call Nick Winfield on 07773 767248 to book your Digital Detox Workshop. To discover more about our whole-person health solutions for employees, go to: www.mindfulnessintheworkplace.org
Lou Campbell MBACP joins the Advisory Board of International Women’s Network
Lou Campbell, Programmes Director at Wellbeing Partners Ltd has joined the advisory board of the International Women’s Network to provide information and advice on stress and associated disorders such as anxiety, panic, depression, alcohol and drug misuse, eating disorders, self-harm and trauma.
Lou is a fully qualified and experienced counselling psychotherapist, stress management specialist and mindfulness tutor. She is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP.