Do you know how to spot the warning signs of mental health issues among your staff?
The Licenced Trade Charity (LTC) is launching a new initiative to help licensees spot the warning signs of mental health issues amongst their workforce and deal with problems.
The first two regional Mental Health & Wellbeing In The Workplace events will be held this autumn in London and the Midlands, to coincide with World Mental Health Day on Wednesday October 10, before rolling out across the country in 2019.
"The one-day sessions will enable managers to develop a greater knowledge of the most common mental health issues in the workplace, how to best support someone with mental health problems and give managers the confidence to deal with difficult situations that may arise," explained the charity's services manager, Carolyn Jenkinson.
Sixty per cent of UK employees have experienced a mental health issue where work was a contributing factor, and 31 per cent have been formally diagnosed with a mental health condition, according to the Business in the Community, 2017: Mental Health at Work report
The cost of mental health issues at work to employers was estimated to be £34.9 billion last year through sickness absence, reduced productivity and replacing staff.
If you or any of your staff are experiencing such issues, the LTC runs a free helpline to help and support the trade on this and a range of issues from money worries to housing, health and retraining, just call 0808 801 0550 and lines are open 24/7.