Today is World Mental Health Day and we’re pledging to change the way we think and act about mental health in the workplace. We’ve signed an Employer Pledge with Time to Change, which supports people to open up to mental health problems. By signing, we are committing to change the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace.
Part of this is our multi-award nominated initiative – Address Your Stress – developed specifically to help our staff spot the signs of stress in themselves and others, so they are better equipped to manage it and support colleagues.
Amelia, our Clinical Lead Nurse, had this to say:
“This year we have committed to prioritising mental health in the workplace and signing the Employer Pledge with Time to Change is an important step towards this. We intend to normalise the conversation about mental health in the workplace and have prepared an action plan of activity that will help to break the silence that surrounds this issue. This further underpins the commitment we made earlier in the year when we launched our Address Your Stress initiative to help our staff maintain their own wellbeing. We have introduced mental health first-aid training which has bolstered the existing support and well-being programmes we already have in place for our staff across the business.”