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Answering the national call to prioritise mental health at work

07.09.2020

 

Today we launch a range of services to support the growing number of employers concerned about the impact Covid-19 has had on their employee’s mental health, responding to what is widely being seen as a potential mental health crisis at work.

 

Recent research across the UK by Mind and the Chartered Institute of Professional Development shows that: -

 

•    35% of employees describe their mental health as either ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’, and that the prospect of returning to work is causing real anxiety. 

 

•    43% of employees say their general mental health has worsened since the coronavirus outbreak, rising to 52% for those with an existing mental health issue. 

 

•    88% of employers are worried about the impact the pandemic has had on employee mental health, with a growing commitment to addressing  the challenge from companies including Barclays, Lloyds, Santander and Eon.

 

•    Half of all managers believe that their teams may be at an increased risk of burnout following a change in working patterns and behaviours caused by the global pandemic.

 

We are the only Cambridgeshire not-for-profit using coaching and training to support employees overcome the challenges of poor mental health and build resilience. As well as responding to the growing need by moving our existing specialist coaching and training on-line, we are also now offering facilitation for teams of mental health first aid trained staff.

 

Ensuring they build on their training to develop the best skills to support colleagues who are struggling with their mental health right now.