This week, as part of the #CovidWellbeingNI partnership, we have been looking at the stigma that often surrounds mental health.
For employees, mental health struggles often manifest as lack of productivity. Even if they’re showing up for work, they may be hiding their conditions due to stigma and not seeking treatment. At a time when people are at their most vulnerable and most in need of help, stigma prevents them from reaching out.
Workplaces can foster an environment where employees and employers speak openly about mental health. It is important to educate your staff and promote a supportive and understanding workplace, free from stigma.
AMH Works – Action Mental Health’s mental health training and consultancy service, work with some of NI’s and the UK’s leading organsations. Our programmes teach the skills needed to support and maintain healthy resilient workplaces for every level of employee. Our programmes have a proven positive impact on health and wellness, reducing sickness absence and helping to make your workplace a place which actively values and supports people on their journey to postive mental health. AMH Works also offer support on identifying training needs, employee wellbeing and stress audits and mental health and wellbeing related policies
AMH Works promote the mindful manager model – a unique and simple tool that can be used to support employees with their mental wellbeing and direct both the individual and their employer to local support should they need it.
For more information on AMH Works click here.
The Covid Wellbeing Hub is packed full of useful resources and sources of support. You can visit the hub by clicking here: https://covidwellbeingni.info/index.html.