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Prevent stress, and support mental health at work

Whether you’re a small business or a large corporation, the law requires all employers to prevent work related stress to support good mental health in the workplace.

Statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive, covering the 2021/22 period, show of the 1.8 million workers suffering from a work-related illness, 914,000 were stress, depression or anxiety. Over half of working days are lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety (17 million).

Here are some steps you can take to support good mental health:

Reach Out - Start a conversation

Recognise - The signs of stress in individuals and teams. There are six main areas that may cause issues if not managed well:

  • Demands

  • Control

  • Support

  • Relationships

  • Role

  • Change

Respond - Action points and solutions should be agreed together between employers and workers.

Reflect - Monitor and review the actions you've taken , or not taken in some cases.

Make it routine - Ask how people are and check-in on mental health and stress.

Are you looking to help others, and recognise the signs of poor Mental Health? Why not attend a Mental Health First Aid Course, where you will:

  • Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention

  • Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports

  • Practise active listening and empathy

  • Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma

Feel free to contact us for more information:

01782 438813

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