How Click on’s supporting Psychological Well being Consciousness Week 2021


Click on Journey firmly helps elevating psychological well being consciousness and stays dedicated to exploring easy methods to finest help our staff. The Worker Help Programme has been obtainable to all staff for a few years now and we additionally skilled plenty of Psychological Well being First Aiders in departments throughout the enterprise just a few years in the past and this yr rolled out psychological well being help coaching for all line managers.

 

Increasing the function of Psychological Well being First Aiders

1 in 4 folks expertise psychological ailing well being inside the UK yearly (Thoughts UK). So we perceive that inevitably, a good portion of Click on’s workforce will likely be affected in some unspecified time in the future of their working life. We additionally recognise that greater than 4 in 10 folks wouldn’t really feel snug having a dialog with their supervisor which means it could generally be arduous to identify the warning indicators. 

We consider that the introduction of the Psychological Well being First Aiders has given us a robust basis upon which to supply help and steering to our staff when known as upon. We’re now utilizing the Psychological Well being Consciousness Week 2021 as a platform to increase the groups’ remit to give attention to extra proactive and preventative initiatives as properly, with extra staff becoming a member of what we now name the Psychological Well being & Wellbeing staff.

While there are a selection of things that contribute to psychological ailing well being, stress is the commonest driving issue within the office. 74% of UK adults having felt so overwhelmed they haven’t been capable of cope in some unspecified time in the future within the final yr (mentalhealth.org.uk) and the staff have made it a selected focus for the week.

As a part of Psychological Well being Consciousness Week 2021, Click on’s actions embody optionally available coaching in a Lunch & Be taught format for the entire workforce, starting from managers to staff, on the matters of; causes of psychological ailing well being, indicators of psychological ailing well being and easy methods to assist and help colleagues. 

 

NATURE – this yr’s theme for Psychological Well being Consciousness Week

While we didn’t restrict actions solely to this yr’s matter of nature, now we have embraced it by encouraging staff to:

  • Share their very own plant based mostly meal creations
  • Take the problem to ‘get lively outside’
  • Participate in a nature themed pictures competitors

…all by means of a brand new devoted Slack channel for all staff for the week. Some staff have additionally been selling their very own fundraising drives, with cash raised going to MIND.

All of it helps to take away the stigma surrounding talking up about psychological ailing well being. 

“Having easy accessibility to a variety of help mechanisms ensures that there’s at all times somebody available to speak to. Even for those who personally usually are not affected, most of us are greater than prone to know somebody who has been affected by psychological ailing well being. Subsequently, elevating consciousness of this matter helps in the direction of early intervention”

Jess, Senior HR Advisor at Click on Journey and a member of the Psychological Well being & Wellbeing Group



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