Our stance on Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
Good mental health at work and good management go hand in hand. In our business, we all play our part.
No one should have to face any kind of mental health problem alone. As a responsible employer, we get to know our people very well – but of course there are boundaries. Our main responsibility is to stay connected to our people by providing as much support and advice as we can. It’s also to create a safe and confidential environment where anything can be openly discussed. And, as it’s a proven fact that job satisfaction is highly beneficial to your mental health, our priority is for everyone to create a fulfilling role for themselves. And it’s good for business too - by addressing wellbeing at work it increases productivity by as much as 12%!
I’m going to avoid talking about the pandemic as much as possible, but it is difficult! However, just two words might help in summary:
As we make the transition to yet another change in working practices, the long-term future of work is still up for debate. Essentially, the ‘P’ word has shifted everyone’s perspective and the demand for change has made us analyse how we deal with adversity and stay in control. In a nutshell, here are the key changes which we have adopted this year to help our Sixers:
Finally, we really want to encourage everyone to get moving. We’ve teamed up with Active Teams to help keep us physically and mentally fit. Believe us, you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete! What truly matters is any kind of movement that will help you meet the NHS recommended 150 active minutes every week. So, please join us in our 10 minutes more campaign. Whether that's 10 minutes of extra breathing space, 10 minutes of increased active minutes, or 10 minutes more of catching up with a colleague. Join us as we fight for change in mental health.
Thinking about encouraging your colleagues to join Active Teams?… www.activeteams.co.uk
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