Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

We know that workplace wellness and employee health and wellbeing is something that employers want to support their people with. We also know that even with the best efforts and intentions, this can be challenging without professional mental health expertise. We provide this expertise and consultancy to offer a range of tailored services and employee wellbeing programmes to help support and improve mental health at work. 

Why Mental Health at Work Needs to be a Priority

Mental health difficulties affect a growing proportion of the population and this inevitably has an impact on business.

Did you know?

  • In the UK, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year 

  • 1 in 6 will experience common mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression each week

  • 1 in 5 people will experience suicidal thoughts in their lifetime 

  • 12.7% of sickness in the UK is reported to be due to mental health conditions

  • It is estimated that absenteeism, presenteeism and turnover due to mental health difficulties, costs UK business £42-£45 billion each year

  • It is reported that improving mental health support in the workplace could save UK business as much as £8 billion each year 

  • It is estimated that 20% of the UK population will need new or additional mental health support as a result of the pandemic 

  • Depression rates in UK have almost doubled since pandemic 

  • Mental health difficulties can account for up to 59% of long-term absences from work in the UK

Benefits of Prioritising Workplace Wellbeing

Prioritising the wellbeing of employees has a number of benefits for business, including:

  • Staff who feel supported to maintain and improve their wellbeing

  • Staff who feel able to sustain a work-life balance

  • Staff who feel valued

  • Staff who feel comfortable to have honest conversations with their managers

  • Greater staff morale and motivation

  • Reduced rates of presenteeism

  • Reduced rates of absence

All of the above can improve staff job satisfaction, performance and retention. This in turn can help improve the reputation of your business and attract talent. When you people are well, your business benefits.

Wellbeing Activities For The Workplace

Some of the wellbeing services we can offer employees include:

  • Mental Wellbeing Workshops - Promoting an understanding of common mental health problems.

  • Mental Wellbeing Q&As - Providing a safe space for open queries and conversations about mental health.

  • Workplace Wellbeing Planning - Supporting HR and leadership teams to have sensitive conversations with their employees about their mental health needs at work.

  • Stress-Awareness Workshops - Promoting awareness to support mental wellbeing, spot signs of burnout and prevent and manage work related stress. 

  • Mindfulness Workshops -  Providing a series of exercises to support staff with their mental wellbeing

  • Workplace Wellbeing Blogs & Newsletters - Ensuring the information shared about mental health is reliable, credible and curated by clinical professionals.

  • Bespoke Webinars and Workshops - Services targeting specific needs identified within the organisation, such as support during organisation restructures and bereavement.

  • Event Support - Providing bespoke services for events such as World Mental Health Day.

  • Mental Wellbeing Consultancy - Supporting with understanding the causes of organisational stress, how to support employees with work related stress symptoms and developing a culture that promotes mental wellbeing.