Mental Health is an extremely important subject, but sadly it still has a stigma attached to it and is seen as a taboo topic. We want to change that and make a difference by making everyone’s workplace mentally healthier.
At least 1 in 6 people in the UK is experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety or depression. Our aim is to create an environment and culture that supports mental health and prevents discrimination, which is why we have recently created a Mental Health Policy designed to benefit staff. In addition to this, the company now has three dedicated individuals who can all be approached should employees wish to discuss anything which may be on their mind.
Not everyone has the courage to talk but that doesn’t mean you should feel like you can’t. Talking anonymously can make a huge difference and perhaps help take a weight off the shoulders.
Highlighted below are several organisations which can help and support those in need.
Talking Changes Durham
Mental Health Matters
Mental Health Foundation
If U Care Share
Samaritans – Tel: 116123
Sane Line – Tel: 0300 304 7000
It’s ok to talk.