Today is World Mental Health Awareness Day. The aim of this day is to raise awareness and ensure people dealing with mental health problems can live better lives.
In England one in six people report experiencing a common mental health problem like stress, anxiety and depression in any given week. We all know someone that has experienced or is experiencing a mental health problem - I was one of these people. Unfortunately, there is still a stigma attached to mental health making it difficult for those effected to ask and get help. If you have a broken leg you would go to hospital, so why not get help for mental health?
Employers have a duty of care to provide an Occupational Health and Employee Assistant Programme to their employees. Last financial year UK public sector organisations spent around £230bn on occupational health. Here at YPO we're marking the event by hosting sessions on mindfulness and mental health and the assistance available. A culture has been developed from our core values in caring for the well being of all employees.
There are suppliers in this market place that have the expertise and experience to assist employers in providing the right tools to support their employees. YPO in partnership with the London Borough of Islington has launched a new framework for the supply of Occupational Health and Employee Assistant Programme. The key output of the framework is to offer public sector organisations a cost effective and efficient route to market. The vision is to help customers to meet legal, compliant and moral obligations and ensure valued, healthy and efficient workforce.
For more information please contact Sarah Jarvis, Category Buyer for Corporate Services, 07814 295284, [email protected]