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
- Stress Management
- How to promote positive mental health and wellbeing
In addtion workplace wellbeing can cover a whole range of related topics that can help boost your team including:
- Corporate Mindfulness – There is growing evidence of how helpful mindfulness can be to improving wellbeing, productivity, creativity, innovation and collaboration. It is used by the likes of Apple and Google. Blackdog can deliver corporate mindfulness sessions at your workplace, looking at how it can help your setting.
- Depression and Anxiety
- Team building
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.
Contact Blackdog to discuss your workplace needs and find out more.