Join CSSC this May as we highlight this year's theme of loneliness and encourage you to connect with friends, family, colleagues, other CSSC members and your local communities.
Throughout the week we’ll be hosting some great content from our partners for you to get involved with and promoting across the whole month the many ways to connect using your CSSC membership.
Welcome to this year’s Mental Health Awareness Month
Introduction from CSSC Chief Executive, Matt Bazeley
"As the new Chief Executive at CSSC I have been struck by the passion and dedication of the members, volunteers and staff of this extraordinary organisation to support and develop the health and wellbeing of the nation.
Like you, I am passionate about looking after my family, friends, and colleagues’ health and firmly believe the route to fostering and maintaining good mental and physical health can be complemented by connecting with others through sport, exercise and communities..."
CSSC Podcast | Alex Staniforth
Alex is an adventurer, endurance athlete, motivational speaker, Ordnance Survey Champion and published author. At just 25 he has attempted to climb Everest twice and is the fastest person ever to climb all 100 UK County Tops in 72 days, winning Pride of Britain 'Regional Fundraiser of the Year 2017’.
Civil Service HR: Narrated Blog
Most people feel lonely from time to time. It can be difficult to understand what it is that makes us feel lonely. Feelings of loneliness are personal, so everyone's experience will be different, and it can impact anyone, at any time and it can have a huge effect on our wellbeing.
In this video Gul Naz Aziz, Cabinet Office HR Wellbeing team, shares her personal experience of loneliness.
Keeping connected within your community is of paramount importance. That's why we've put all our communities together in one place, making it easier for you to stay connected.
MHAW 2021 - Green Therapy Newspaper
Following on from 2021's Mental Health Awareness Week, we published our roundup newspaper. This includes articles, tools and practical tips from our partners on using our outside spaces and maximising our most precious resource, the environment, in fostering good health.
Green Therapy also invites you on more personal journeys, told through the voices of some of our members, as they reveal their experiences and top tips on using nature to boost wellbeing.
The Charity for Civil Servants
The Charity for Civil Servants have services and advice to help with things that we all face from time to time, they know that one problem can lead to another, so they look at the whole picture.
Moreover, if you are experiencing financial difficulties because of an unexpected need, or if circumstances are making it particularly difficult to manage, the charity may be able to offer financial help.
Thrive: Using gardening to change lives
Thrive is a national charity that promotes gardening for good health and wellbeing and has been going for more than 40 years. They run Social and Therapeutic Horticulture programmes for hundreds of people each year who have long-term health conditions and disabilities.
Our new wellbeing initiative, that in just 10 minutes will teach you a new skill, and leave you with a sense of achievement.
At CSSC were keen to give everyone the tools and tips to encourage people to take time out each week to spend on themselves, either learning something new, creating something or moving more.
CSSC life is our wellbeing and fitness platform completely FREE within your CSSC membership. CSSC life offers a tailored approach to your health and wellbeing, with OnDemand and live classes, training plans, wellbeing support, courses, nutrition, expert advice, podcasts and more!
Haven't signed up to CSSC life yet? Sign up for CSSC life within your membership for FREE today!
Funding and support. Our physical activity fund inspires members to bring health and wellbeing into their workplace. Apply for funding to help with equipment and instructor fees for you and your colleagues.
Organisations and charities
As a wellbeing organisation, CSSC recognises & promotes the importance of maintaining a healthy body & mind. However, we are not a recognised health institution and any information provided by us should not be taken as advice or guidance.
For further support, please contact your GP or visit the following organisations.
Confidential advice and a wealth of information about substances, their effects, and the law surrounding them. FRANK also offer guidance and support for those struggling with substance abuse.
Information and advice on eating disorders, with a supportive online community. Also provides a directory of services to put you in contact with the people/tools to provide extra support.
We all have responsibility for our own health, but the NHS is also responsible for helping people to improve their health and wellbeing by providing nationwide healthcare.