In partnership with the mental health charity, Mind, Heads Together and The Royal Foundation, a new online platform has been launched called Mental Health at Work.
The Duke of Cambridge gave a short keynote address at the event on 11 September.
Work is the place where a lot of us spend most time. Yet research has shown it is the environment where adults are least comfortable talking about mental health.
Each year thousands of people lose their jobs, output and productivity falls, and people are failing to reach their full potential, all because of poor mental health.
The Mental Health at Work platform wants to encourage positive discussions in the workplace around mental health. At the moment we only tend to talk about mental health when a situation has become serious.
At DW Workplace Wellbeing that is precisely what we are doing. We are invited into businesses to help them begin the process of talking about mental health in a proactive way. We have sessions designed for the staff as a whole and sessions for managers who may need to respond to a team member presenting poor mental health.
We have come a long way discussing mental health, but there is still much to do. I’m passionate about helping to break the stigma of talking about mental health. I’d be delighted to discuss the subject with any businesses in the Basingstoke area.