Guildford landmarks to 'light up purple' for World Mental Health Day
Oct 10 2017 by Kathy Alvarado
The new fund, launched on Tuesday. will pay for events ranging from a simple coffee morning or a film showing, to a stall at a fair, a concert or various arts projects.
"It affects the bottom line as well as interpersonal relationships, and it is in everyone's interest to address mental-health issues", she said, adding that if the person is psychologically stable, then they are able to perform, which bodes well for both the employee and the employer.
Publishing its inaugural survey on World Mental Health Day (10 October), the study pushes forward the argument that focusing on the wellbeing of staff is in investors' interests, with sick days and lost productivity costing billions of pounds each year. Equally, workers should not be afraid to speak to managers about mental health-related absences.
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The relationship between mental and physical health 'Mental and other health can not be separated, ' says Van Emmenis. Further, the Evolution of Workplace Mental Health in Canada research report found that more than 80 per cent of key informants identified the Standard as the most influential initiative in advancing workplace mental health over the last ten years.
But it is much easier to say: 'My back is so bad, I couldn't get out of bed, ' than: 'My anxiety was so bad I couldn't leave the house'.
According to the ACA, the organization aims to initiate important conversations that destigmatize and explore the intense complexity of mental health. "Mental health issues affecting workers in construction are well publicised if not well understood by our workforce", group health and safety director Mark Blundy explains.
United Kingdom research found that treating insomnia with online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) could in turn help treat mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and paranoia.
Build trust - if an employee does not want to share details of their health with you, you can not force them. "For some people, it might be workload issues that may trigger it, and for others, family issues", she said.
"Start the Conversation", which is already being delivered to companies in the United Kingdom, is a 45-minute session which gets people thinking about mental health and talking about it.
As for leniency surrounding mental health concerns, a fifth of managers thought mental health queries leveraged by top-level members of staff were treated more seriously than concerns raised by lower-level members of staff.