Strongheart Mental Health Awareness
WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING
Strongheart also provides tailored training for groups and organisations, offering taster, half-day and full-day training sessions on mental health awareness, stress management and mindfulness.
Why should we consider providing mental health training at our workplace / organisation?
Mental health is wide-reaching.
One in four people in the UK experience some level of mental health difficulty in any given year.
Neglecting mental health has significant financial implications for businesses and organisations.
Mental health issues account for 13% of absences from work and cost workplaces £2.4 billion each year.
Ignoring a mental health issue can have devastating consequences.
There were 5,821 suicides in the UK in 2017. Suicide is the leading cause of death in British men aged 25-49.
While statistics have the power to shock, it’s impossible to convey the pain and heartbreak behind these figures for the individuals and families affected by mental illness. The issue remains a taboo topic and a reluctance to seek support results in a vicious cycle of deepening distress.
It is no exaggeration to say that mental health is one of our society’s greatest challenges and we all share the responsibility of eliminating the stigma. Starting a conversation about mental health with workplace training is a constructive and effective way to tackle the issue.
Note: Above statistics from the Mental Health Foundation