08 Jul Why is it important for companies to be prioritising their employee’s Mental health?
A survey by Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, has found that workers’ concerns about their mental health have increased dramatically since the lockdown began.
Unite surveyed 22,000 workplace activists and just under two thirds (65 per cent) of respondents recorded that they had to deal with an increase in members’ mental health concerns.
As a result of the survey, unite is calling on employers to take a proactive approach to dealing with employees’ mental health challenges immediately as workers return to the workforce and begin to adjust to revised working conditions.
Are you wondering how as an employer you can get advice on how to introduce Mental Health into your workplace?
Finding the right path in getting help for Mental Health support for your employees can be a maze. Whether you need Generic Courses, that might not fit with what your employers are needing or working with a Mental Health training companies whom are working from a manual with little experience of working with Mental health or perhaps your thinking of doing a U turn and avoiding as this seems a steep hill to climb.
It is essential that employers have an understanding of what is causing the workers mental health issues and this can be problematic as Stigma in the workplace can be an obstacle, where employees fear that if they say they have anxiety or depression, then they could be less likely to be promoted or seen as being weak. BraintrainersUk have different approaches to find out what your employees are experiencing through our free Consultation.
However Mental health problems if left unsaid can lead to self-harm, suicidal attempts and Fatality
According to The Samaritans for the first time in five years, the suicide rate in the UK has increased, with 686 more deaths than in 2017. Suicide is a significant social inequality and public health issue, with more than 6,000 people across the UK and ROI taking their own lives each year. Tens of thousands more attempt suicide.
In particular, in recent years the rate of suicide in young people has increased and the suicide rate in young female’s under-25 is the now the highest on record.
“There has also been a significant increase in the suicide rate in young men, since 2017. Significantly more people aged 45-49 took their own lives also, and middle aged men remain the group at greatest risk of suicide overall.
According to Samaritans : Suicide accounts for more deaths than road traffic accidents, particularly in people under the age of 35.
What can Employers do?
The Unite union stated “It is imperative that employers undertake risk assessments on workers’ mental health and implement the required actions to protect workers. We urge them to do this while actively encouraging and assisting workers to raise mental health concerns and then ensure they receive the help they need.
Where employers are working to get their employees back to work, so mental health support may not be at the top of their agenda. Then why not let BraintrainersUK focus on your companies needs
What can we offer you and your company?
- No NHS waiting lists
- Live webinars, online Workshops
- Experts in the Field of mental health
- Free Consultation
- Bespoke Service
- Tailored Courses for
- Anxiety Disorders
- Intolerance of uncertainty
- Low self- esteem and resilience workshop
It is Important that employers understand that mental health issues will not disappear over -night and that additional awareness and assistance remains in place for the foreseeable future..
Bringing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy into the workplace
Carrie and Kim are founders of BraintrainersUK. They both have over 20 years of expertise in the Field of Mental
Health. Working in a variety of Mental Health settings including secondary and Primary Care Mental Health ,acute hospital wards, Community Nursing and Crisis intervention. Carrie and Kim have years of experience in facilitating workshops and have excellent recovery in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in helping employees in getting back to work.
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