Pictured are the participants from the Mentally Healthy Workplace Training course run in Stornoway on 18th September 2012. Organisations represented comprised: NHS Western Isles, CNES and Hebridean Chocolates.
With one worker in six in the UK experiencing depression or anxiety, research commissioned by the Scottish Association for Mental Health estimates the cost of sickness absence due to mental health problems for Scotland’s employers at £360 million, making it good business sense to promote positive mental health in the workplace.
Line Managers have a crucial role in supporting the health and wellbeing of employees. From communication, to clarity of job role, Line Managers can influence the success of a team.
Mentally Healthy Workplace training is run through the Healthy Working Lives Advisor twice a year. This training includes good practice in promoting positive mental health and wellbeing and offers practical examples of how to support employees experiencing mental health problems.
If you are interested in further information on the above course contact Norma Macleod, Healthy Working Lives Coordinator, tel. 01851 702712.