Help for Businesses
Effective Mental Health Strategies & Policies For Businesses
Do you need help to implement effective mental health strategies and policies in your workplace? Do you, like us, believe that the mental health of your workforce is absolutely imperative to performance? Then you’ve come to the right place.
It’s the sad fact that whilst a staggering 40% of employees have taken time off work for mental health reasons, many companies still approach mental health policy as merely a tick box exercise. The fact that a workplace has a mental health policy, does showcase their awareness that mental health is something that must be approached in a different manner to physical health, however, this is merely the first step. If employers are not really listening to what their employees are saying and aren’t regularly engaging with them on the subject, real change won’t be achieved.
Work is a major part of our adult lives. It’s where we spend the most amount of time, where we get our income and often where we socialise. As such, it’s vital that businesses view the mental health of their workforce as one of their most valuable assets. Not only for those with existing issues, but for the workforce as a whole.
The first step? Education. Taking the time to educate yourself is one of the most effective preventative measures. The more time businesses take to educate themselves on effective tools and strategies to both manage and support their workforce’s mental wellbeing, the more likely it’ll be that any potential problems will be identified earlier and positively resolved.
When there’s strong evidence that workplaces with high levels of mental wellbeing are more productive, there’s no excuse for businesses. Good management can be the kick-starter to a positive workplace and to increase employee’s mental health. So, ready to get started?
We provide a variety of services to support businesses including:
- In-house training and mental health sessions
- Online/remote training and mental health sessions
- 1-2-1 therapeutic support for staff
- Consultancy on effective mental health strategies and policies
Some of the many fantastic businesses we have worked with include Johnston Carmichael, Diageo, RBS, NFU Mutual, Axa, The Wise Group, MCC Labels and Share Housing…just to name a few!