Mental health can have a serious impact on a business. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 80% of adults with depression reported at least some difficulty with work, home, or social activities because of their depression symptoms.

How Employers Can Get Involved

While tackling mental health can be challenging, employers and HR professionals are in a powerful position to help change attitudes and offer a support system. Here are some tangible ways you can help your employees:

  • Increase Awareness
  • Offer Training to Managers
  • Encourage Work-Life Balance
  • Develop Mental Health Policies
  • Treat People Fair
  • Provide Screening Resources
  • Monitor Employee Engagement

Now, more than ever, it’s critical to educate employees about mental health resources to avoid burnout, mental breakdowns and reduce suicide risk. Companies who invest in the mental health of their people and foster open dialogue about mental health issues will also be creating a positive workplace and a place where people want to work. It’s a win-win.

Howard James support mental health

World Mental Health Day 10th October 2020

So today is World Mental Health Day and if ever there has been a time this is relevant it is now!

The pandemic has seen many people experience some of their darkest days, suffering bereavement, job losses, Covid restrictions and just a sense of isolation which has really highlighted mental health issues.

We, at Howard James Recruitment and Training, feel that this is something that needs action and support so for the next 7 days we are pledging to donate £50.00 to the charity The Mental Health Foundation  for every new vacancy registered with Howard James Recruitment and Training.

If you want to further support this charity in the super work they are doing then please click the link below to purchase one of their Green Ribbon Badges which are designed to raise awareness and good mental health for all.

Happy Mental Health!!