10 October 2017
Today is mental health day and we feel it is vital to recognize and tackle mental health in the workplace. It’s time to challenge the workplace stigma about mental health and take the steps to reduce the risk for you and your colleagues.
Working conditions and environment can have a huge impact on your mental health and, equally, someone's mental health can have a significant impact to perform well in their job. Statistics show that:
Mental health issues can affect any one of us at any time and with more understanding of the importance of reducing the dangers of stress in the workplace, the more we can do to prevent it. It's important to take the steps to support ourselves and fellow employees to prevent problems from escalating.
We have recognized that staff need as much support as possible, so we have introduced a long list of wellbeing schemes. Last week we held a wellbeing week, where each day we introduced a new activity. This included a colouring wall, yoga, mindfulness, massages and personal safety.
As a company we have recognized that staff need as much support as possible in the workplace, so we have introduced a long list of wellbeing schemes. Last week we had our wellbeing week where each day we introduced a new activity. This included a colouring wall, yoga, mindfulness, massages and personal safety.
As of November 2017, we will also be introducing an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which is a service that provides employees direct access to advisory support services. These services include medical advice, wellbeing advice, legal advice, manager support and most importantly face to face counselling where employees can seek private direct messaging to a counsellor.
We are harnessing the power to increase circulation, boost concentration, increase wellness and decrease stress levels. Together we can tackle mental health and make the workplace a better environment.