Here at Outsource, we believe that the mental health of our employees is just as important as their physical health. That's why we prioritise mental health in the workplace and work hard to create a supportive and inclusive environment for all of our employees.
There are many reasons why mental health is important in the workplace. For one, mental health issues can have a major impact on job performance, creativity, and productivity. When employees are struggling with mental health issues like anxiety or depression, they may find it difficult to focus on their work, meet deadlines, or collaborate effectively with their colleagues.
Furthermore, mental health issues can also have a negative impact on employee morale and overall workplace culture. When employees are struggling with mental health issues, they may feel isolated or stigmatised, which can make it even harder for them to seek help or support. By prioritising mental health in the workplace and creating a supportive and inclusive environment, we can help our employees feel valued, respected, and supported. This not only benefits our employees, but also our organisation as a whole.
What are we doing here at Outsource to make a difference?
Today, to mark World Mental Health Day, we’ve left cards on every employee's desk to remind them of the support available when they might just need it the most.
But for every other day, we already have in place:
Mental Health First Aiders.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors who are part of our Inclusion Team.
Access to confidential counselling and 24 hours / 365 days support through the Employee Assistance Programme.
Employee Voice - our completely anonymised survey where all our colleagues can share their thoughts which our People Team uses to create new initiatives.
Hub of Hope - the UK’s leading mental health support database provided by the national mental health charity - Chasing the Stigma.
BHSF Health Cash Plan - which provides employees with cash back on a variety of everyday medical expenses and a number of extras.
Together, we can all help in breaking the stigma around mental health and work to support our colleagues as much as possible, when they might just need it the most.