This month sees communities across the globe raising vital awareness of mental health and campaigning to fight the stigma that often prevents individuals from seeking help. Having worked closely with mental health professionals in both the UK and the US, Kozane® is embracing the opportunity to encourage colleagues, customers, partners and followers to talk about all aspects of mental health and consider how they can ensure mental wellbeing for themselves and others around them.
In the United States, Mental Health America and its affiliates observe May is Mental Health Month, and this year it focuses on Tools 2 Thrive: practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase their emotional resiliency. In the UK Mental Health Awareness Week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, takes place May 10-16 and focuses on promoting good mental health for all. This year’s theme is nature and the way in which we can connect with the natural world to improve our mental health and feel better about ourselves.
As part of its commitment to mental health care, earlier this year Kozane launched the extreme tear and abrasion resistant fabric, Kozane® Invicta. It was designed by Granberg’s award-winning team in partnership with mental health professionals to protect vulnerable patients from self-harm, for use in mental health settings as tear resistant clothing and bedding. Kozane Invicta can also be used as part of protective garments to ensure the safety of professionals against bites and scratches associated with managing challenging behavior.