Incorpore is happy to hear The Duke of Cambridge supports workplace wellbeing! As a result of this, there is a fantastic new mental health initiative – Mental Health at Work.

The fantastic new online gateway provides mental health resources, training and information. It allows managers to help employees who are struggling at work. The website is available to businesses of all sizes and doesn’t discriminate on employee headcount. Most importantly, this is a great step in the right direction to provide equal resources for all. The website is a fantastic resource for those who want to learn more about mental health.

How does the mental health initiative help?

The Mental Health at Work website states “whether you work with 10 people, 10,000 people or just yourself, paying attention to mental health in the workplace has never been more important. Mental Health at Work is here to help you find the information and resources you need.”

What are the figures for mental health at work?

The Mental Health at Work Report 2017 shockingly revealed that 15% of employees that disclosed a mental health issue faced disciplinary procedures, demotion or dismissal. Additionally, 60% of employees have experienced a mental health problem due to work or where work was a contributing factor at some point in their career. Furthermore, only a third of 18 to 29-year olds are comfortable talking with their manager about mental health issues compared to almost half of people in their 40s.

Why do we think it is a great mental health initiative?

Incorpore strongly believe that every employee in the British Isles should have a company organised fitness and wellness programme. Therefore, we recently launched Your Wellness Hub to provide companies of any size with the tools to encourage staff to Live Fit, Work Fit and Think Fit.

Emma Vivò, Director at Incorpore said “I think this is a fantastic initiative and resource for all employers to understand why focusing on the mental wellness of their staff is so incredibly important. At Incorpore, we are very passionate about demystifying mental illness, providing our employees with support when they need it and implementing initiatives to create more mentally resilient teams. We have taken the step to create a Company Wellness Policy. Furthermore, 20% of our employees have been on an invaluable Mental Health First Aid Training course.  We would encourage all of our clients to create a Wellness Policy. We would also invite companies of any size to take advantage of our free wellness consultation. 

If you are interested in offering wellness solutions to your workplace,  contact us on sales@incorpore.co.uk.