Supporting our staff and their wellbeing - Stress Awareness Week
It has been more than 18 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and for most of us it has had an impact on our lives in some way, both at home and at work. It has affected many peoples' mental health, wellbeing and also stress tolerance.
We believe it is so important to ensure our staff are well taken care of. World Mental Health Day was on the 10th October, and this week it is International Stress Awareness Week. So, we wanted to share some of the avenues of support we are fortunate to be able to provide to all of our staff.
Support available for our staff
The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free service offered to all employees and their immediate family. It provides advice and guidance on things that could be affecting their wellbeing including:
- Mental Health
The service is entirely private and completely anonymous, providing our team with confidential advice 24/7, 365 days a year. The service is available via the telephone, online and through a mobile app.
Mental Health First Aiders
We have also recently invested in supporting some of our staff to become Mental Health First Aiders. They are not therapists or psychiatrists but they can give initial support and signpost our staff to the appropriate help if required.