Established in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health, today sees the 25th anniversary of World Mental Health Day.
According to current statistics, 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health issue over the course of their lifetime, and many more will see family or friends affected as a result.
Mental health covers a wide spectrum of issues from depression or anxiety to more serious conditions such as schizophrenia. Many sufferers will suffer in silence, fearful of the stigma associated with mental health!
It affects men and women alike, but it more likely to affect ladies.
That’s the ethos behind World Mental Health Day – to raise awareness of mental health issues, increase education on the topic and attempt to eliminate the stigma attached. It is hoped that this, in turn, will encourage men and women to be brave, reach out and seek the help and support that they urgently need before the situation manifests itself deeper and deeper.
The 2017 World Mental Health Day is focusing on workplace wellbeing. Whether you are an employer, needing advice on how better to support your staff or an individual looking to get the right balance between ‘work and play’, Clover HR has extensive experience in coaching and training to bring out the best in employees and their employers.
As an employer why not support your staff and managers by providing up to date, trusted information on mental health. There are a range of leaflets available suggesting ways to inspire your staff and thus improve their mental wellbeing. Leave copies in common rooms or indeed on communal notice boards to encourage individuals to realise that they work for a company where the stigma of mental health simply doesn’t exist. Be open and upfront with your staff and take time to reach out to those personnel who you think might be suffering in silence.
Trust is a relationship built on mutual respect and your employees will thank you for it!
We look forward to hearing from you…