Mental Health Foundation announces new wellbeing Pocket Book partnership

The Mental Health Foundation has partnered with wellbeing start-up, My Time, to launch a collection of stylish puzzle pocket books designed to improve and help protect mental health at work like never before.

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), the Mental Health Foundation and Greenwich-based My Time are pleased to launch a unique collection of stylish puzzle and wellbeing Pocket Books designed specifically for busy professionals. 

Every edition includes a unique combination of 28 challenges and practical wellbeing tips to help time-pressed professionals take ten minutes out every day to unplug from digital, to reflect on their mental wellbeing, and to talk more openly about what can be a taboo subject – feeling stressed.

Smaller and lighter than a smartphone, the Pocket Books include a daily wellbeing tip to encourage peace of mind (from walking, to recognising emotions and feelings); a puzzle to complete while taking a break from the routine (from crosswords to mindful colouring-in), as well as space to journal.

George Kiley, Founder of My Time says: 

"It all started on October 18, 2016, when I collapsed during a sales meeting. I couldn't catch my breath and shortly after lost consciousness. I later learned I had suffered a severe panic attack brought on by stress and anxiety at work.

"After taking the time needed to recover, I began an intrepid mission to help improve and protect mental wellbeing in the workplace. I'm now proud to partner with the Mental Health Foundation to bring our Pocket Books to a wider audience."

Chris O'Sullivan, Head of Business Development and Engagement at the Mental Health Foundation says:
"Workplace culture plays a huge role in our wellbeing. The average person will spend around 1/3 of their lifetime at work, or approximately 90,000 hours. Creating workplace cultures where employees feel able to take time out during the day for wellbeing is crucial.
"Today, much of our lives beyond work is permeated by screen time. Now more than ever, we need new ways to unplug from the digital world and practice mindful activities for their proven mental health benefits. Pocket Books seem like a practical, fun and accessible way for anyone to embed mindful activities into everyday life."

Be in your team mate's corner.

The new partnership is all about helping to set a cultural tone around managing and supporting wellbeing at work. Both My Time and the Mental Health Foundation believe now is the time for employers to value mental health and wellbeing within their organisations – creating workplaces where everyone can thrive.

George Kiley, Founder of My Time says:

"Mindfulness, puzzles and journaling transformed things for me – I better managed stress, felt healthier and became more creative. Sadly, anyone can be affected at any time. I hope our Pocket Books will get the message across, in a more interactive and engaging way – motivating every single employee to take action for better mental health."

Find out more about My Time Pocket Books

Every Pocket Book sold directly supports the Mental Health Foundation’s ongoing research, projects and initiatives.