Most businesses have Emergency First Aiders.
Mental Health First Aid is just as important in the workplace.
We provide accredited Mental Health in the Workplace First Aid Training for staff.
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will struggle with their mental health each year. Over 15.8 million UK work days are lost on average each year due to mental illness. The largest causes of sickness absence for our county’s workforce is depression, stress, and anxiety. Mental illness costs UK businesses around £35 billion every year; this equates to £10.6 billion lost to sickness absence, £21.2 billion in reduced productivity, and £3.1 billion in substituting staff members who leave their roles due to mental illness.
Someone with poor mental health may not realise it and even if they do, they may be reluctant to seek help, or might not know where to turn for care.
In the workplace, there is still a great deal of ignorance around mental health issues, including uncertainty about how to recognise mental illness, and uncertainty about how to react when faced with it. This means that those in need of mental health help and support do not receive it.
When left uninformed, managers and co-workers may unwittingly exhibit stigmatising behaviours, which can be detrimental to a person experiencing a mental health issue. By failing to respond appropriately to an employee with a mental health issue, an organisation may open itself to a claim for compensation. This could be lengthy, expensive, and take precious time away from managers and staff.
We all know that we have an obligation to look after our employees and that we undertake a legal duty of care when we start to employ people.
However, we believe at Mash Group that the quality of your business is only as good as the people within it. How they feel, how they think, and how much they respect who they are working for plays a huge part in the quality of work that is delivered. Not only that, but it drives commitment too!
When you understand it, you can be confident in managing it. That is the difference!
It's easier than you think, below is a taster of what we have available to support you and your teams. We offer a bespoke service too and are happy to discuss your needs complete the form below in confidence and we will be in touch about the mental health awareness courses we can offer you and your employees.
Yeovil, Somerset, England, United Kingdom