Supporting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
October 10th marks World Mental Health Day and the need for mental health support in the community and workplace has never been more important as we come through the challenges of the pandemic.
As a company we are committed to the health and wellbeing of our employees and are delighted to have trained seven employees as Mental Health First Aiders who are a point of contact for anyone who is experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress.
Paul Hewitt, Group Operations Director explains, “Mental Health First Aiders are a vital first step in helping people with mental health issues. I have personally completed the training to become qualified and I am delighted to have had such a positive take up from staff also wanting to be trained.”
A Mental Health First Aider does not act as a therapist or counsellor, and does not diagnose mental health conditions but can provide support and sign-post employees to more specialised support if needed, such as a one to one session through our wellbeing services or outside resources if needed.