World Mental Health Day 2021 – We can all make a difference

8th October, 2021

Sunday 10 October 2021 is World Mental Health Day.

Never has mental health been in such focus. A worldwide pandemic, forced lockdowns, and economic uncertainty has affected many people’s mental health.

Forward Together

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is “Forward Together for Mental Health”. It encompasses how the crisis must be considered in the workplace, as well as home and the wider society.

The campaign is asking:

  • What’s the world you want to see?
  • What’s the unique contribution you can make to turn that world into a reality?

You can find out more here from Mental Health UK.


Magnus Group Employee Welfare

The transport, warehouse, and freight forwarding industry has always been considered “critical” by the government during the pandemic. This means that the majority of our team has been working throughout the pandemic.  The challenges our industry has faced, and continue to manage, over the past eighteen months have been well documented in the press: Covid, container shortages, Brexit, driver shortages, fuel shortages to name but a few.

Magnus Group knows how important it is to ensure our staff feel supported and have introduced changes to improve our employee welfare.

  • We now have a Head of HR, Emma Lightfoot, who is making headway into improving employee welfare and people management
  • A regular staff newsletter keeps the various teams and divisions connected
  • We have an H&S Group with representatives from each department
  • A Well-Being service has been introduced for staff members and their immediate families to provide emotional and well-being support
  • Plans are underway to introduce a mentoring and coaching scheme
  • An outdoor staff rest area to promote outdoor meetings and break-times

“Olly has introduced some big changes over the past twelve months, and we need to make sure we bring people together and have the support structures in place to create a great culture in which to work,” says Emma. “The freight, logistics and warehousing industry doesn’t always have a great reputation for staff welfare. We want to lead the change not only for haulage companies in Suffolk but in the country and show people that it is a great career to follow.”


What will you do on World Mental Health Day?

In an industry when a lot of work is spent inside and stationary, we believe in the power of the great outdoors. For many of us, time will be spent Sunday outside – walking the dog, playing sport, sitting in the garden with the paper.

Maybe catch up with friends and family, or reach out to that friend you haven’t spoken to for a while.

However you spend Sunday, take a moment to think about the campaign’s questions and help make the world a better place.


What’s the world you want to see?

What’s the unique contribution you can make to turn that world into a reality?



Magnus Group, a haulage, warehousing, and freight forwarding logistics company, is based just outside Ipswich, Suffolk, ideally placed to serve the Port of Felixstowe with direct road links to the Midlands, the North and London.  If you would like to know more about our warehousing, transport or global forwarding teams call us on +44 (0) 1473836600 or email on

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