What is Mental Health Awareness?

 

What is Mental Health Awareness?

 

The Health & Safety Executive report that one in four people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point. However, some people will suffer in silence.

Home life events such as money worries, family issues, bereavements, etc. are often a catalyst for mental health problems such as anxiety, stress and depression but can also be caused by events at work.

It is in an employer’s interest to encourage employees to be open and speak up if they believe they are at risk. Mental health issues don’t stop at the company door. As an employer, you may see signs of mental health problems emerging in employees. It could be a change in their behaviour or attitude at work. It could be increased sick days or regularly arriving late for work.

Remember, although it may not be work that is the cause of stress, etc. the employee is bringing the problem to work, and employers have a legal responsibility to help their employees. Informal private chats may help identify any problems an employee may be having if they are willing to open up to you as their employer.

Employers, and Managers in particular, should understand the options available to them. Employees may not want to speak to management about their problems. Suggest they speak to their GP, or if your company has one, they could speak with a Mental Health First Aider or Employee Assistance programme helpline.

As people experts, we are Mental Health First Aiders and so can step in to guide you or your employees towards a more positive mental health.

We also run workshops to help your Managers increase their awareness of Mental Health in the Workplace, check our website for upcoming events www.questconsultingservices.co.uk

 

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Northern Accountants

Sarah and the team at Quest have provided us HR support since January 2013.

Quest Consulting Services provided us with a comprehensive employment structure with contacts and a handbook and have been on hand to help me deal with the occasional issue I have faced with team members through their telephone support service.

As our personal Consultant, Sarah provides a quality, professional and complete service which is great value for money.

Northern Accountants

Off Limits Corporate Events

Sarah has transformed our HR and has introduced systems that have taken lots of hassle away from staffing issues within our company.

We have worked with Sarah and her team for 5 years and in this time our business has grown considerably. With telephone support available for all our Managers as they need it plus Sarah and her team proactively keeping us updated on changes in legislation we are reassured that we are in safe hands.

The HR software that Quest implemented also helps us keep on top of the routine aspects of HR such as holiday bookings, recording absence, holding personnel records which then allows Sarah and her team easy access to give us relevant advice.

Our Managers have also benefited from workshops run by Sarah to help develop their skills on handling issues such as disciplinary, appraisals, recruitment etc….

The support of Quest is invaluable and provides a much more cost effective solution than employing a HR Manager in house.

Off Limits Corporate Events

10 Associates

Why would anybody NOT have Sarah working 'alongside' their business?

I've known Sarah for many years and she's always been there for me and the business when her wealth of knowledge has been called upon.

We have used Sarah and her team to handle our contracts, handbook and Health & Safety and they are readily available on the telephone when needed or on site at our premises.

Highly recommended.

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