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Mental Health Business Services

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Are you an employer of choice, or would you like to be?

Are you an employer struggling with high sick absence?  Do you want to reduce your sick absence levels and increase productivity?

Are you an employer struggling to retain staff, even after investing in training and mentoring?

 

Do you have a workable "wellness plan" in place to support your legal and duty of care responsibilities in providing a mentally healthy working environment?

This is where we can help:

There's significant talk of, ramping up of, training up of and implementation of mental health first aiders within the workplace.  This is a real step forward in working towards reducing the stigma attached to mental health, reducing sick absence, managing stress and subsequently increasing productivity.  If done correctly this will enable the employer to become (or remain) an employer of choice, benefit from good productivity and maintain a healthy attrition rate.

Introducing or embracing mental health first aid encourages the employer and employee(s) to:

  • work together to build an understanding of need

  • build trust

  • prevent unnecessary absences

  • support those who need to take time off

  • and/or have appropriate adjustments made in the workplace

There are many training courses out there, many good training courses, offering to train staff to become mental health first aiders – again this is a good step in the right direction.  But what happens when that 'trained' mental health first aider must deal with someone who has significant mental ill health?  What happens if someone’s mental ill health is such that the mental health first aider is simply not equipped to help, or indeed begins to struggle with their own mental health as a result?  What happens to the work the newly appointed mental health first aider is now unable to carry out? 

Many businesses are finding that the redeployment of trained staff into the role of mental health first aider substantially impacts on the business and isn't achieving what it set out to.  As such the 'professional' support needs of employees with mental ill health are not met.  It can end up where the business is simply delivering some "wellness and wellbeing" sessions that no-one wants to attend, to tick a box.  

SCT Therapy and Unisus Provision

This can be to provide the full service to the business, or to support the in-house mental health first aid team in achieving their aims/objectives to meet the legal and duty of care responsibilities towards employee mental health.  Key to this is reminding and supporting employees in recognising the role they need to play in meeting their own mental health needs, and not simply relying on the employer.

We can help as follows:

  • support for those already experiencing mental ill health and prevention of escalating mental health issues

  • support for the mental health first aiders 

  • provide workshops and lunchtime learning events; topics include:

    • Secondary Trauma and Stress management

    • Mindfulness at Work

    • Sleep Management

    • Work anxiety

    • Menopause and the Workplace

    • Managing Weight and Eating Habits

    • Addiction and Smoking Cessation

  • provide training, refresher or consolidation in mental health first aid, including:​

    • Developing, producing and implementing the mental health work plan

    • Benefit to business and employees

    • Understanding how to support individuals with their mental ill health

    • Exploring mental health

    • Understanding and implementing a mentally healthy environment (and the benefits to employer and employee​)

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