While the pandemic has presented a host of challenges for businesses, it has also taken a significant toll on employees’ mental health.
Recent research has shown that 25% of workers find it difficult to deal with the mental challenges of loneliness and isolation from colleagues. It is estimated that absences due to mental health increased by 10% during 2020 as employees struggled to adapt to new working arrangements, with a cost to businesses of £1.3 billion.
The cost to both employers and employees is clear, although the task of addressing the challenges has become ever more complex. Around a third of businesses are working remotely, with some employees remaining on furlough or redeployed to different roles. With the easing of lockdown, new hybrid working models have the potential to permanently change how we work, challenging the resilience of many employees who thrive in a workplace environment. Old approaches to employee wellbeing may not be fit for purpose.
Most UK businesses are now focusing on the wellbeing of their teams more than ever before, and poor mental health is more widely acknowledged as a threat to productivity and business performance. But while there’s an abundance of advice available for managers on this topic, not all managers will feel equipped to deal confidently with mental health issues when they arise.
This is where investing in mental health training can prove invaluable.
Health Management, working with Remploy, the UK’s leading workforce wellbeing specialist, has developed a suite of online learning modules to equip you with the knowledge and confidence to manage and maintain wellbeing within your business.
The range of online learning programmes aim to promote and support workplace mental health, and include Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace, Personal Resilience and Mental Health First Aid. The courses offer training for directors, team leaders and individual employees, delivered by a team of experienced consultants who have extensive knowledge and a practical understanding of workplace issues.
Thousands of employees at some of the country’s largest employers have already benefited from the increased confidence and knowledge regarding mental health provided by these courses.
Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace provides managers with the tools to promote and support mental wellbeing in the workplace, with the aim of reducing absences from poor employee mental health.
Personal Resilience training equips employees to cope better with adversity and challenges, while maintaining their own wellbeing.
Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised training course, teaching you how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and guide colleagues towards appropriate support.
For more information about online Mental Health training programmes contact Health Management