6Th August 2020
Did you know that the Government official advice for ‘Working safely during Covid – 19’ states that employers should consider:
‘Providing support for workers around mental health and wellbeing. This could include advice or telephone support.’
We currently have a range of support which can help you to fulfil this requirement and ensure that you are supporting the good mental health of your employees.
If you would like to know more about any of these options please click on the relevant links or contact us directly at [email protected]
Wellbeing at Work Workshops *Limited Places*
You all know that looking after the mental health of your employees is a good thing to do – but where to start?! We have listened to what you have been telling us and are busy working on two new courses for those responsible for Workplace Wellbeing.
These virtual courses will look at how to start – and continue -the conversation within your organisation, how to write a Wellbeing action plan, what works well – and not so well, and will explore what further support and training you might need. We are hoping that these courses will lead to the development a network of peer support for Wellbeing leads to learn from each other.
The 3 hour virtual course will be held on Tuesday 11th August and again on Wednesday 30th September. The cost will be £50 per attendee.
Places for these courses will be limited. Click on the link below to book and pay.
Level 3 Supervising First Aid For Mental Health
This qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will know how to recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse, the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.
Jess Mckeith, our External training Co-ordinator says:-
“We need to keep in mind that the current situation will not go away overnight and focus on longer-term occupational capacity rather than repeated short-term crisis responses is essential. Having provisions in place such as Mental Health First Aiders can help to support businesses large and small to provide their staff with access to information around mental health and support services. Orienting all staff on how to provide basic emotional and practical support to affected people using psychological first aid awareness sessions is essential for protecting your business and supports a common language across your organisation.”
Bespoke Employee Assistance Programmes –
We are working with employers to develop Employee Assistance Programmes to support staff during the current crisis and beyond. Typically a programme could offer up to 4 telephone sessions for staff who may be struggling with their mental health.
The employer funded scheme would offer confidential counselling and support on a wide range of work and personal issues.
Schemes are designed to work with the needs of your organisation depending on the size and nature of your operation.
Please get in touch to find out more.