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Mental health awareness at work,
and developing an action plan

Why develop a mental health strategy?

57% of sickness days are due to mental ill-health. 

Presenteesim and leavism mean that many people who are at work,
are highly stressed and unproductive.

To be create a sustainable, effective business,
means recognising the impact of mental health and addressing it effectively
.

This requires action at all levels of the organisation.

Here's what a strategy needs to comprise

Policy and protocols

Reviewing and establishing a unified approach to mental health, with policy commitments and clarity of responsibilities.

Upskilling leaders

Upskilling leaders and line managers to be equipped to recognise signs of mental ill-health and act effectively.

Communication

Developing a communication strategy and culture of openness, with simple ways for employees and service users to get help.

Access to support

Creating or signposting to self-help tools and internal or external support services, with funding support if required.

Sharing and supporting

Running mental health awareness open days where employees are encouraged to speak openly, share experiences, and support each other.

Stage 6: Nurturing resilience

Providing the tools and skills for employees to adopt good habits of mental and physical health so they flourish, whatever arises.

Let's talk...

Simon can help you explore how to develop a strategy that's tailored to your particular circumstances.  He is a qualified Mental Health First Aid practitioner, with 30 years experience in helping resolve management issues, conflict and the impacts of stress.

Simon also advises the charity 'Compassionate Mental Health', that runs programmes and events to help address mental health in a non-medicalised model. You might also want to see how to create a 'mindful organisation'.

Let's explore this and help you lead the way in your industry sector.

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