08 October 2021

World Mental Health Day

October 10th is World Mental Health Day but the stigma around mental health issues in the workplace remains a challenge that employers and employees face on a daily basis.

As part of idverde’s ongoing commitment to supporting people with mental health problems, and to mark the international awareness-raising day, idverde has enrolled all Managers (over 350 people) onto introductory ‘managing mental health’ training as part of their commitment to ensuring that the company is equipped to support their people with respect to Mental Health.

Training is being delivered in partnership with mental health charity MIND to foster a supportive workplace, while equipping employees with the tools and resources to best approach such issues and the resulting challenges this can create personally and professionally.

The online training, which comprises four modules, aims to:

  • provide employees with an understanding of what mental health means
  • explain how they can support those who may be experiencing mental ill-health
  • establish a foundation of understanding that will increase the organisation’s effectiveness in managing mental health issues.

Simon Foley, idverde’s Risk and Compliance Director, said: “Safety is our priority at idverde, and mental health plays a big part in not only the safety of employees but also our clients and members of the public. So we are always looking for ways to support our colleagues in terms of their mental health and the mental health of people they know, whether professionally or personally.

“Our Employee Assistance Programme provides a confidential, free counselling service and our mental health and wellbeing policies provide guidance on mental wellbeing at work. But we were keen to invest in dedicated training to support our colleagues further, to proactively manage mental health issues in the workplace.”

Find out more about MIND here: https://www.mind.org.uk/

Read more about World Mental Health Day here: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day

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