Posted on 10th October 2018 by Paul Wright

It's OK to use the 'C Word'...

It's OK to use the 'C Word'...

A culture of COMPASSION improves Mental Health at work

Mental ill health in the workplace poses one of the most serious risks to organisations today – but many employers are unaware of the scale of the problem or how to tackle it.

As a specialist in this field our consultants know the importance of putting mental and physical health on the organisations agenda and look at what employers can do to support the psychological well-being of their staff.

Mental health problems in the workplace cost employers billions of pounds every year in sickness absence, reduced productivity, poor customer service and recruitment costs. Yet the stigma attached to mental health still persists in many of today’s workplaces, meaning that employees are not getting the help and support that they need and organisations are suffering as a result.

Today is World Mental Health Day 2018. This year, the theme of World Mental Health Day is young people and mental health in a changing world.

The goal of World Mental Health Day is to increase awareness about mental health and the importance of mental health in overall health of a person. The idea is to empower people suffering from mental health problems and encourage them to open up about it. The theme of World Mental Health Day is "Young people and mental health in a changing world." World Mental Health Day 2018 theme focuses on the adolescents and the mental health problems that they deal with. According to the World Health Organisation, there is now a growing recognition of importance of helping young people build mental resilience at an early age. This helps adolescents cope with challenges of today's world in a better way.

Get in touch to discuss how we can support you in the following key areas:

Firstly, we look at common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety and depression and sets out practical ways in which employers can support people with mental health issues and create a supportive and compassionate environment that benefits everyone. 

  • Gain a better understanding of the range of mental health issues.
  • Ensure supportive and constructive conversations with employees who may be experiencing mental health problems.
  • How to create a psychologically healthy workplace - controlling stress and improving wellbeing at work.
  • Provide ways of living psychologically healthy lives.

Delivery options

Wright Solutions design, customise and deliver mental health, Diversity and workplace training, using the following delivery methods:

To learn more about how you can take care of your mental health at work, get in touch on 0121 222 5599 or email paul@wrightsolutionsltd.com

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