Self-care discounts for World Mental Health Day

Self-care discounts for World Mental Health Day

To mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October, the Blue Light community can access exclusive discounts to help improve their self-care, encourage relaxation and boost energy levels.  Our members can get their hands on major savings from the likes of The Body Shop, Fitbit, Spabreaks.com and Bensons for Beds. 

World Mental Health Day takes place each year to raise awareness of mental health issues while breaking down social stigmas. It also provides a crucial opportunity for people to discuss how to improve mental health care around the globe.

The Blue Light Card discounts are being highlighted after a recent study by University College London found that an estimated 45-48% of frontline health and social care workers met the criteria for significant levels of anxiety, depression and/or PTSD following the first wave of the pandemic. 

The discounts we’re showcasing to promote mental health and well-being include:

Gardening

- Dobbies – Save 10%

- Garden of Life – Save 22%

- Suttons - Save 10%

Outdoor adventures

- Cotswold Outdoor – Save 15% online and in-store

- Fitbit – Save 20%

- Runners Need – Save 15% online and in-store

- Sports Direct – Save 10% on sale or 20% on full priced items

Rest & relaxation

- Bensons for Beds - Save 7%

- Emma Sleep – Save extra 5% on top of sale prices

- Simba Sleep – Save 40% on all Simba Hybrid® Mattresses

Self-care

- Beauty Bay – Save 20%

- Charlotte Tilbury – Save 20% on full price

- ELEMIS – Save 20% plus free exclusive Hayley Menzies bag

- LOOKFANTASTIC - Save 22% on selected brands, including Benefit, Elemis, Olaplex and more.

- Neal's Yard Remedies – Save 25% online and in-store

- The Body Shop – Save 20% online and in-store

- Sanctuary Spa – Save 20%

Spa Breaks

- Buyagift – Increased discount! Save 25% until midnight on 10th October, then usual discount of 15%

- Spabreaks.com – Save 7%

- Virgin Experience Days – Save 20%

Tom Dalby, CEO at Blue Light Card, commented on the deals available for World Mental Health Day:

“The blue light community have been at the crux of the Covid-19 pandemic, helping to keep us safe and playing a vital role in helping the UK to adapt and respond to the ongoing challenges. This can understandably cause psychological strain, and we want to highlight just how important it is to speak out if any of our community is struggling with their mental health. This could be talking to a friend, a qualified counsellor, or contacting Samaritans, which has launched a new, confidential support line for health and social care workers in England and Wales. 

“Alongside breaking the stigma around speaking out on mental health issues, it’s also so important to take the time to do things which will help you to improve your physical and mental health. Whether this is going for a run, treating yourself to a day at the spa or spending more time out in green space, we really do hope that Blue Light Card members make sure that they carve out time to look after themselves and rightly take advantage of these offers.” 

Anyone suffering with mental health issues can also contact Samaritans free of charge on 1116 123. While NHS and social care workers in England can contact the specialist Samaritans line on 0800 069 6222.