It's World Mental Health Day and to mark this year's awareness day we're announcing the appointment of three Mental Health First-Aiders within the company. Laura Baxter, Charlotte Neild and Emily Basnett will be the first members of the wider company to receive this training.
We've always recognised the importance of an open and honest work culture and, as we've grown, we've also come to understand the importance of our role in providing effective and positive support for all the people who work with us. The average British person spends just over 1800 hours per year at work (a third of their waking hours!), so it's essential that we continue to invest in the people that have made our business successful.
Stigma around mental health remains a key issue in the UK and we encourage our senior members of staff to keep an open dialogue with their teams. In a recent feedback survey, over 80% of our employees said that they were happy to chat with their line manager if they were suffering with work or home related stress.
We're proud to put the wellbeing of our employees at the forefront and this investment in the MHFA scheme will ensure that that all of our teams feel safe and supported in the workplace. You can learn more about the training scheme by going to the MHFA England website and you can download materials relating to mental health in the workplace by visiting Time to Change.
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