The Importance of Good Mental Health

Last week I was privileged to run Masterclass 1 from my Mental Resilience Programme to the staff of NSG on their Safety Day. I delivered two online sessions at different times of the day and the feedback from both was outstanding.
NSG Pilkington Group are one of the largest glass manufacturers in the world based in Japan with 28,000 staff across 30 countries worldwide. They take the safety of their staff very seriously. I watched a video of their President and CEO Shigeki Mori deliver information about their worldwide safety day on the 14th of October.
The importance of good mental health
He spoke about the importance of physical safety as well as mental health. He said that people’s health and safety is their top priority. He talked about the importance of everyone taking care of their own mental health.
I want to personally thank Marie Gresko the Procurement Process Improvement Manager based at the NSG European Technical Centre in Lathom for booking me for this event. She attended one of my earlier sessions for the group and she was convinced that this Masterclass would be perfect for the day.
She has now attended all three sessions in the Programme, and she loves the content and the techniques to develop Mental Resilience. She is a great advocate of Mental Resilience and is keen for me to create a 4th Masterclass for the Programme so I will start working on that!
What goes around comes around
I read this recently in Word for Today and it struck a chord with me:
“In the late nineteenth century, a member of parliament went to Scotland to make an important speech.
He travelled to Edinburgh by train, then took a horse-drawn carriage southward to his destination. But the roads were bad and the carriage became mired in mud. A Scottish farm boy came to the rescue of the team of horses and helped to pull the carriage loose.
The member of parliament asked the boy how much he owed him. ‘Nothing,’ the lad replied. ‘Are you sure?’ the politician pressed, but the boy declined payment. ‘Well, is there anything I can do for you?
What do you want to be when you grow up?’ The boy responded, ‘I want to be a doctor’. The member of parliament offered to help the young Scot go to university, and sure enough he followed through on his pledge.
More than a half century later Winston Churchill lay dangerously ill with pneumonia; stricken while attending a wartime conference in Morocco. A new ‘wonder drug’ was administered to him, a drug called penicillin that had been discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming.
You’ve guessed it: Fleming was the young Scottish lad who came to the aid of the member of parliament. And the member of parliament was none other than Randolph Churchill, Winston Churchill’s father.”
The impact of a good deed
You never know what impact a good deed will make. This is a wonderful example of helping someone in need, resulting in a life changed. Who knew that 50 years down the road the son of the member of parliament would be saved because his father followed through on a promise to send someone through university?
There is something very special and unique about helping people for no other reason than helping them. The feeling you receive from doing this is reward enough but there always seems to be something good which comes out of it. You may not see it, but it is usually there.
What a great way to live, spending time helping people just for the joy of helping them in whatever way you can. It could be your time, your money, an encouraging word, giving someone a lift, a phone call, a text message.
Thoughts for the week 

  1. Have you helped someone in the past?
  2. Can you remember how it felt?
  3. This week think about someone you can encourage or help.
  4. Make this a weekly habit and observe how good you feel.
  5. This is a win-win situation where both of you benefit.  

Well that’s it for this week have a wonderful weekend and stay positive.
Warm regards


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