Mental Health and Wellbeing
Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work
We spend the majority of our week in the workplace with many people working up to 40+ hours. If employers aren’t taking a proactive and positive approach towards workplace wellbeing, then their employees are more than likely going to suffer in more ways than one. It has become more and more vital for companies to check up on their employees. Our research has found some surprising facts related to stress and mental health in the workplace:
- In 2020, a staggering 79% of British adults in employment commonly experience work-related stress. This is 20% higher than 2018’s findings. (Reference: Perkbox)
- 55% of workers experience anxiety as a result of work stress, almost half (43%) lose sleep, while a third turn to comfort eating. (Reference: Perkbox)
- Mental ill health remains the most common cause of long-term absence, followed by musculoskeletal injuries and stress. (Reference: CIPD)
- 18 million working days are thought to be lost each year because of work-related stress, anxiety or depression in 2020 to 2021. That’s over half of all the working days that are lost to ill health. (Reference: Bupa UK)
- 1 in 5 (19%) of workers state that their work has nothing in place to deal with stress (Reference: Perkbox)
- In 2019, it was estimated that over 68.8 million GP appointments in the United Kingdom were made as a result of stress-related illnesses. (Reference: Statista)
We champion reducing the distress caused by mental health through the delivery of our counselling and training provisions.
Effective Listening Courses:
We offer an Effective Listening course which can help employers work towards change and how they think and act about mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Learn how to offer support to staff by equipping them to handle difficult conversations with listening and reflecting skills and providing practical information.
We also offer additional ‘add-on’ modules on a variety of topics. Written by clinical experts, these interactive and in-depth sessions are designed to educate and create a confidential space for engaging discussion. Our range of topics is ever-growing and can be written based on what your organisation needs and what the management team want to improve. We are pleased to deliver these online or in-person for organisations, depending on location. Some examples of these modules are:
- Mental health awareness
- Self-care / Personal development
- Workplace Supervision
- Mental Health First Aid
- Managing Suicide Risk and Crisis Support
Through our specialised training, expect to:
- Learn about the most common mental health disorders that can occur in the workplace including stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
- Work on building resilience and confidence to handle mental health issues in the workplace.
- Discover how to spot the signs of struggle and what early and later interventions are available.
- Develop active listening skills, become aware of body language and learn how to create a safe, confidential space for staff that may wish to confide in you.
- Participate in experiential role play to fully understand possible perspectives when having important discussions.
If you have any queries or would like more information, please contact us.