COVID -19 was a true test of solidarity within many businesses. Where employee wellbeing and support became central to maintaining the working day. Many of us were expected to work from home with restricted resource, and to balance home and work life.
Experiencing the highs and lows of the pandemic has allowed us to recognise the importance of good health and wellbeing, day to day. Whilst COVID -19 challenged every individual differently, we knew that building a positive mental health culture would be essential to supporting our workforce.
Before the pandemic began we were able to come together and organise Mental Health training for all line managers and first aid within the business.
We held this day with the objective to:
- Eliminate stigma
- Acknowledge the severities of mental health
- Spread awareness
- Take on new strategies to offer employees
- Learn to identify signals or distressed behaviours
- Train staff across the business, ready to provide immediate support in all departments
- Communicate effectively to vulnerable people
And so much more. It’s important to us that we provide our workforce with the correct resources and opportunity; to cater to their health and wellbeing. Our aim is to support employees, to learn and continuously review our support system.
We encourage all organisations to also get involved, and would like to help others take that first step. Our good friends at Champions Health are experts in this field and we benefitted from access to their resources.
If you’d like to learn more visit Champions Health