20 Feb Mental Health Awareness
The UK population is steadily showing a greater awareness to mental health. However, people are not always aware of the number of people who suffer with mental health conditions. At any one time, 1 in 6 working-age adults have symptoms associated with mental ill health. As a result, for an organisation of 20 people it’s likely 3 people are struggling. If people don’t receive the support, as a result it can lead to catastrophic outcomes. People could be suffering in silence!
Supporting people in the workplace could be the difference in preventing these catastrophic outcomes from occurring.
This support can come in the form of both internal and external support;
- Mental Health Policy
- Awareness Campaigns
- Mental Health Screening
- Mental Health First Aid
- Resilience Training Workshops
- Stress Management Workshops
- Mindfulness Workshops
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Employee Assistance Programmes
Every year it costs business £1,300 per employee where needs are not supported and is responsible for 72 million working days lost. As a result, costing the economy £34.9 billion each year.
Whether you choose to support your employees internally or externally some form of support is crucial. You may feel like you know your workforce but you never know when somebody could be disguising that they are struggling. Mental Health can change rapidly. It only takes one significant life changing event to have a major impact on anyone. This could be something such as loss or bereavement, a relationship breakdown, changes in financial circumstances or issues at work to name but a few. Keep your eyes peeled and be aware of others and when people may not quite seem themselves, it’s more than likely for a reason.
If you want any further support and guidance on how you can help your employees on a day to day basis then contact Annurca on email@example.com.