World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. Following our most recent survey carried out by YouGov the PRCA MENA aims to help support the PR Industry within the region.
PRCA MENA’s first ever Mental Health report will be launched on Sunday, 11th October. Following the launch of the report we have prepared a full week of activities, webinars and events in partnership with some of the best and most well known experts across the region to to help support you and your teams through these challenging times. We hope this week will increase awareness and support for mental health, not only for the industry but for the MENA region.
At the beginning of 2020 we were giggling at people making banana bread at home. By May we had mastered it and were now posting step-by-step instructions with our own “unique twist”. Fast forward to today and while we may have slowed down our baking somewhat, the world seems even more chaotic than it did 6 months ago.
The year 2020 has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging years of our lives for people around the world. The convergence of major economic, health and societal issues has put unprecedented strain on the resilience of people across every swathe of our communities – add this to an already high-stress industry like PR and there’s no doubt protecting the mental wellbeing of those working in our industry is paramount to our future success.