Making Mental Health a Priority

Looking after our colleagues is very important to us and we recognise that a huge part of that is making sure that we create a work atmosphere where people feel safe and able to talk if they are struggling. That is why we have sent 14 of our colleagues on a Mental Health First Aid Training course so that they can provide much needed support for anyone who might be struggling, as well as recognising those signs in themselves.

The Mental Health First Aid course provides colleagues with the skills to recognise poor mental health symptoms, how to listen effectively to someone who exhibits symptoms and where to direct them for support. We want our colleagues to feel supported and safe and this is our first step to achieving this type of environment. We also provide our colleagues with a free, and completely anonymous counselling line that they can call 24/7 if they need someone to talk to. 

Alongside this, 12 of our colleagues have completed a Mental Health Awareness course to help them to provide a work environment that is safe for colleagues that could be experiencing mental health issues.

We will continue to raise awareness of Mental Health issues and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health so that people can speak out when they need to.