Mental health charity supports Lancashire businesses with workplace wellbeing transition guides

All businesses in Lancashire are being offered a free workplace wellbeing pack to help with mental health during Covid-19.

Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 3:46 pm
Mental health charity Lancashire Mind supports Lancashire businesses with workplace wellbeing transition guides

Mental health charity Lancashire Mind have developed free downloadable packs for business owners and employees in response to the pandemic, to assist people as they begin to return to work or face unemployment.

The charity is used to delivering their workplace training face-to-face, however since mid-March this has not been possible, yet they were seeing an increased need for their services.

The charity has worked hard and translated their trainings into virtual sessions which they have delivered to businesses.

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The level of engagement and feedback from the businesses involved has been extremely positive and the free workplace packs they are now offering, are another example of how they have successfully adapted their services.

Karen Arrowsmith, training lead at Lancashire Mind said: “Every single person in the UK has been affected by the pandemic in some way and it's not surprising to see mental health being affected, both inside and outside of the workplace.

“As more people are transitioning back to the workplace there are many that have understandable fears and concerns. Business owners too are concerned about their workforce and how the prolonged period of either working from home or being furloughed have affected their employees.”

With one in four people in Lancashire already living with a mental health condition, the effect the current situation has had and will continue to have on mental health has become a cause for concern for many organisations.

Karen said: “We understand and are passionate about workplace wellbeing and we know how important it is to support everyone at work, no matter how the pandemic has altered our way of life.

“By developing these guides and packs we hope that we can help both individuals and businesses alike. Starting a conversation about mental wellbeing is often the first step and if these packs help facilitate that then that’s great.”

The charity is encouraging employers and employees to go to for more information on the free guides.