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Chisholm Hunter launches campaign to support Mental Health Awareness Week

Jewellery retailer Chisholm Hunter has launched a social media campaign to support Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May).

In an Instagram post, the retailer revealed it will be sharing positive posts to help its followers who may be suffering from mental health conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The post said: “As many of you may know, this week is Mental Health Awareness week. At Chisholm Hunter, mental wellness continues to be a top priority of ours. With this in mind, throughout this week we are going to be sharing team members’ videos with ideas to keep you active and mentally positive throughout this pandemic. We are in this together.”

The news comes as shop workers trade union Usdaw has released statistics revealing 70% of shop workers are experiencing anxiety and have raised concerns with their employers amid the Covid-19 crisis.

The statistics revealed that 39% of the 7,357 members surveyed, primarily essential workers in shops, distribution warehouses, road transport or work as delivery drivers have had Covid-19 related absences from work, because of illness, self-isolating or shielding. 

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