According to The Independent (July 2017) more than a third of the UK workforce is experiencing anxiety, depression or stress. Research from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that 17 million work days were lost in the UK due to mental health issues in 2015 and say mental health issues are the leading cause of absence after minor illnesses.
The research goes on to show that almost 30% of people were too embarrassed to say they were experiencing mental health issues and were concerned it would affect their career prospects.
Figures such as these show the importance of employers taking mental health seriously and looking at workplace practices to ensure they promote a healthy workplace.
Blackdog can deliver training to help improve workplace wellbeing by looking at:
- What is mental health and how is it affecting the workplace
- How to understand and respond to a range of mental health issues
- How to boost resilience and combat stress
- How to promote positive mental health and wellbeing
Blackdog can also advise on a consultancy basis by looking at current workplace and HR policies and practices and advising on how your workplace can be more mentally healthy.
Blackdog is based in Cardiff but can travel across Wales, the South-West and beyond to support your organisation.
Costs: Blackdog offer bespoke training so costs may vary slightly depending on requirements but a day’s training for around 10-15 people usually costs £400 or £250 for a half day. Are you a small social business or charity facing funding restrictions? Blackdog wants to support such organisations, so if these prices are not affordable -do get in touch and we can discuss further.
Contact Blackdog to discuss your workplace needs and find out more.