Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
In 2017, the government commissioned Lord Stevenson and Paul Farmer (Chief Executive of Mind) to independently review the role employers can play to better support individuals with mental health conditions in the workplace. They produced the ‘Thriving at Work’ report which sets out some core standards for all employers.
One of the key HSE core standards is to;
“promote communications and open conversations, by raising awareness and reducing stigma”
Mental health influences our physical health, as well as our capability to lead a healthy lifestyle and to manage and recover from physical health conditions.
75% of mental illness starts before age 18
COVID-19 is likely to lead to an increase in mental ill health, as a result of the illness itself, measures being taken and the wider economic impact (centre for mental health)
1 in 4 people will be affected by a mental health disorder at some stage in their life (WHO)
70-75% of people with diagnosable mental illness receive no treatment at all
1 in 6 working age adults have symptoms associated with mental ill health
Mental disorders are often associated with extended treatment periods, work absences, unemployment, increased labour turnover and loss of productivity (WHO)
We deliver tailored workshops to suit your needs. These are focused on positive behaviour and attitude changes around the stigma associated with mental health in the workplace.
Mental illnesses, unlike broken bones, may be invisible to everyone but those experiencing them. But their reality is no different and no less painful. Many may experience difficulties in silence, unaware that helpful treatments are available. We recognise the need for valued mental health awareness, using good evidence based promotion. We know talking about issues related to mental health is a positive step and effective communication a core theme throughout our workshops. We also understand the benefits sport and exercise can play on physical and mental well being.
We firmly believe that combining both these elements improve people’s wellbeing.