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Mental health resources to support employees’ mental health

Ilkley Learning NewsVirtual College

With World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September and World Mental Health Day on 10th October, there is a huge focus on mental health at the moment. Therefore, at Virtual College, we wanted to play our part and provide supportive resources for businesses that want to support their employees’ mental health.

 

We all know that Covid and the pandemic has had a major impact on the mental health, and though we’re coming out of the pandemic now and adjusting to the new ways of living and working, businesses must make sure it doesn’t slip down their priority list.

Here are some statistics that highlight where our employees’ mental health and wellbeing is at the moment:

  • Recent research by Mind showed that a third of adults and young people say their mental health has got much worse since March 2020.
  • The HSE reported in 2021/22 that 822,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety.
  • According to Champion Health, only 9% of employees are currently seeking mental health support2

Statistics like these illustrate that mental health support is very much still needed. Therefore, businesses need to continue to show sympathy, understanding and offer support to their staff. This is where our mental health resource pack comes in handy – filled with a range of practical tips and recommendations, it’s a great place to start. It includes:

- Access to two of our online training courses, Mental Health Awareness and Supporting Your Staff Through Mental Health

- A selection of videos covering topics from growth mindset to stepping out of your comfort zone

- A resource sheet listing helpful articles, guides and book recommendations

Eager to learn more? Please visit our website.