Mental Health Support
Woking Works has formed a new partnership with Woking Mind to support managers and employees of SME's in Woking. This will take the form of providing information to businesses, webinars, training sessions and access to resources and activities offered by Woking Mind. We are delighted that Cllr. Liam Lyons, newly elected Mayor of Woking has chosen to support Woking Mind during his 2021-2022 Mayoral term.
Most adults spend the majority of their waking lives at work. Work can also be a disproportionate cause of anxiety and stress. All organisations large and small, for-profit and not-for- profit can do so much to improve the wellbeing of their employees at work.
The case for investing in workplace well-being is all the stronger because the positive impact is not only on employees but also on employers. Not only will employees be healthier, less stressed and more motivated but also organisations will have higher productivity, fewer absences, lower staff turnover and higher profits/performance.
An estimate of the cost of mental health related absence to UK Employers is approximately £7.9bn. (Deloitte, 2017). 2018/19 figures from the UK Labour Force Survey showed that 602,000 people reported that they were experiencing work related stress, anxiety or depression. This resulted in an average 21.2 sick days per person.
Woking Works is working with Woking Mind to raise awareness about their support and services.
Services for businesses
Woking Mind firmly believes that true excellence comes from evaluation and prevention activity through helping you to understand the current status of workplace well-being in your organisation to helping your managers develop high quality management skills in this area. Training courses and talks are designed to increase people’s confidence in talking about mental health. It is aimed to increase knowledge about common mental health conditions with practical tools and strategies to help on a personal level as well as to support others. Trainers are professionals in mental health and bring together theory and real-life examples to provide a comprehensive training programme.
Please contact Jayne Earl firstname.lastname@example.org , Head of Workplace Wellbeing, at Woking Mind to discuss your organisation's workplace well-being requirements.
Support for those within your workforce with well-being challenges
Woking Mind can give access to a host of activities where every person is encouraged to live independent, fulfilling lives by focusing on mental well-being, resilience and recovery. Activities and services include;
By choosing Woking Mind as a partner, you demonstrate that wellbeing is something you take seriously, whilst supporting a charity which is passionately committed to improving the mental health of the community.