Mental Health Awareness Week

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Over the past few years there has been more and more mental health challenges on everyone and although things are hopefully getting easier I believe we still have a long way to go.

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health.

This year, the focus is on loneliness which I am sure many of us can relate to following the pandemic.

As a manager it is part of your role to support your employees with poor mental health. Watch our video for our three top tips.

If you just want to read the transcript please see below…

The 9th to the 15th of May 2022 marks National Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK.

This year, the focus is on loneliness, which is apt, considering the isolation that many of us have
faced during the pandemic.

Despite many businesses bringing employees back into the office, mental health is still in decline.
Which is why it’s important for you to look at how you can improve the mental health and wellbeing
of your employees.

Here are three of the best ways to help employees with poor mental health…

ONE. Train your managers.

Your managers should not only know to look out for the signs of poor or declining mental health,
but they should also understand the best way to approach what can be a sensitive issue.

TWO: Appoint a mental health champion.

This is someone that your employees can turn to when they’re struggling. This person should have
all the resources they need to help in a crisis, as well as know what to do in a mental health
emergency.

THREE: Encourage healthier habits.

Look at how, as an office, you could be encouraging unhealthy habits – such as not taking breaks –
and put steps in place to encourage your workers to get out and about during the day.

There are loads of other great ways you can help your staff to feel better and be healthier.

If you’d like any help, just give us a call.