After witnessing significant anxiety attacks, multiple staff committed to mental health facilities, seizures at work, and more than 1 attempted suicide over 12 months, we really wanted to DO something to work with our staff through times of crisis.
Maintaining a positive outlook on life can be difficult for all of us at the best of times. Compound the “Winter Blues” with mental illness, disability, poverty, and/or a lack of social supports and that can be a recipe for challenges.
Our request for assistance was met by the Cowan Foundation, who heard the need and were keen to assist.
We are SO grateful to Cowan for funding our entire Raw Carrot staff and Kitchen Managers at ALL LOCATIONS to participate in 2 days of Mental Health First Aid Training in June. We’re all on board for a positive outlook and new strategies for coping (and thriving) in 2020!