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Creating Compassionate Workplaces

Mental Health Matters

Ligtas Training

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day and it’s an opportunity to remind every business owner that they should prioritise the physical and psychological safety of their staff. It’s vital that they encourage open conversations with them about mental health.

By sharing experiences this enables managers to understand any issues their staff may have and identify risk factors contributing to poor mental health.

Understanding Risk Factors

Psychological, environmental, and physical factors can contribute to poor mental health. While workplaces may not control external pressures, they can mitigate internal factors. Understanding these risk factors helps in implementing essential strategies:

  1. Offer flexible work arrangements to support employees’ diverse needs and promote work-life balance
  2. Ensure all staff have access to professional mental health support and resources
  3. Provide training on mental health awareness, signs, symptoms, and coping mechanisms for both managers and staff
  4. Foster good communication practices that encourage open and honest conversations about mental health
  5. Appoint designated individuals trained in mental health first aid to support colleagues in times of need
  6. Encourage and facilitate a healthy work-life balance to reduce stress and enhance overall well-being
  7. Ensure staff have the appropriate equipment and resources to fulfill their job roles effectively

Workplace Training

Investing in staff training and development, including mental health awareness. Training not only enhances workplace performance but also raises awareness about mental health issues, encouraging dialogue and understanding.

Importance of a Supportive Environment

Creating a safe and supportive working environment is not only a moral duty but also a legal and financial obligation for businesses.

Statistics indicate that 50% of work-related ill-health cases in the UK are related to anxiety and depression.

Proper training and awareness are crucial for managers to identify triggers and provide necessary support.

Mental Health Awareness Training

Good mental health is a priority, and awareness and support are lacking. Providing mental health awareness training equips employees with knowledge about mental health issues, enabling a more empathetic and understanding workplace culture.

Utilising a Learning Management System (LMS)

Our online mental health awareness course is easily accessible through our Learning Management System (LMS). This platform facilitates seamless enrollment, tracking, reporting, and completion of training courses.

The annual cost to businesses due to poor mental health amounts to £5.3 billion, highlighting the urgent need for action.

The Ligtas Certified Mental Health Awareness Course Overview

In this day and age, mental health is widely recognised as a key area for individuals in both their work and their home lives. Along with the stigma around opening up about mental health an awareness of mental health issues can be unknown to many.

The Mental Health Awareness Course covers the main types of mental ill health along with typical symptoms, relief, and coping strategies.

In today’s busy world awareness is the first step to a healthy mind

Invest in mental health training to benefit both your employees and your organisation, with statistics indicating a return of £5 for every £1 spent on mental health investments.

We are pleased to also offer the NEBOSH Working With Wellbeing online course via our LMS.

The NEOBOSH Working With Wellbeing Course Overview

The NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to tackle health and well-being. The course will look at wellbeing and why it matters. It also looks at practical initiatives to improve wellbeing and how to measure their effectiveness

The course will look at what wellbeing is and why it matters, practical initiatives to improve wellbeing, and how to measure its effectiveness

This one-day course has a minimum of 6 hours of study with a recommendation of 1 hour for the assessment.

Contact Us for Training

Empower your employees with essential mental health awareness training. Reach out to our team at Ligtas via telephone at 02922 800 000 or email enquiries@ligtas.co.uk to book the online course. Investing in your staff’s wellbeing, is not only a sound business decision but also the right thing to do.

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