Mental Health & Wellbeing Training

A failure to properly support employees wellbeing and mental health could cost businesses £42 billion per year

Take a look around your workplace. How does everyone seem today? The chances are your colleagues appear settled and focused – and most of them are. But with 1 person in 4 experiencing some form of mental health issue in any given year, it’s an inescapable truth that some are also struggling. This is where mental health awareness and workplace wellbeing come into play.

According to a report by Great Place to Work, the average UK organisation has wellbeing scores of 53%, compared to 84% at best-in-class organisations with more positive, supportive and inclusive cultures. And the UK Government’s Thriving at Work report (commissioned by PM Theresa May) in October 2017 highlighted how the number of people who are forced to stop work as a result of mental health problems was 50% higher than for those with physical health conditions.

Raising mental health awareness and wellbeing in the workplace

At EW Group, we see mental health awareness as an extension of inclusive cultures.

”For me, wellbeing has always been the wrapper around inclusion. Inclusive leaders don’t treat mental health as a hidden or stigmatised form of disability. They talk about it openly and honestly and allow the small but significant adjustments that make employees feel 100 times better about coming to work and being their authentic selves.”

Ruth Cooper-Dickson, Champs Consulting

EW Group has a number of practical workshops designed to raise awareness and equip your employees and managers alike with the ability to better manage their personal wellbeing and offer support to colleagues who show signs of mental ill-health:

Mental Health First Aid Training
Wellbeing Workshops

Talent Management Consultancy EW Group

Looking to focus on mental health in the workplace this year?

Mental Health First Aid Training

Join this two-day Mental Health First Aid course to gain an internationally recognised Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) qualification. Half-day and full-day mental health awareness training sessions are also available.

Wellbeing Workshops

Our wellbeing workshops are ideal for all staff across all levels and are run in-house or online. Each topic can be expanded into longer sessions and we also run more in-depth courses for HR Managers.

Poor mental health is costing UK employers between £33 billion and £42 billion a year.
Mental health issues are responsible for 91 million working days lost in the UK.

Mental illness is the largest single source of burden of disease in the UK. Research into the impact of mental health at work showed that failure to appropriately support employees could cost businesses as much as £42 billion per year, with a cost of £99 billion to the entire economy with lost output. Nearly 300,000 people with a long-term mental health condition lose their job every year. Mental health issues are responsible for 91 million working days lost in the UK.

Learn more about the impact of mental health at work by seeing our list of the best books on workplace wellbeing. You can get in touch with our team for help with planning a workplace mental health programme.