As we race towards November, long dark nights, storms and dare I say, Christmas, I wonder how many strikes we will face to make the winter darker. I had a gig to go to in London last week and due to strike action I was unable to go which was so frustrating and more annoyingly, meant wasted money. I have not been involved in any current disputes, but it is disappointing when relationships break down between employers and employees and particularly when there is an impact on the general public.
HR needs to be a critical partner to management when resolving these matters and more importantly at an early stage to avoid such confrontations. It is not good for anyone to have such disruption to a business. – Julie Painter
The Criticality of Mental Health in the Workplace
October is a poignant month for many as it marks the observance of Mental Health Awareness Day. This occasion serves as a crucial reminder that mental well-being is as essential as physical health, not just in our personal lives but also in the workplace. As we strive towards organisational excellence, it is imperative that we foster a work environment where employee welfare is not side lined but is instead a critical KPI (Key Performance Indicator).
Norwich Football Club released an incredibly moving short video aimed at shedding light on mental health issues Click here. The video successfully encapsulates the struggles individuals face, both visibly and invisibly. It serves as a crucial conversation starter within organisations, demonstrating the kind of impactful mental health initiatives that employers can undertake.
Auxilium HR's Commitment: Mental Health First Aider Course
Our dedication to promoting mental well-being in the workplace is stronger than ever. Recently, Ciaran completed a Mental Health First Aider course led by the wonderful Becky Wright. Armed with this knowledge and skillset, Auxilium HR is poised to offer comprehensive support to employers and employees facing mental health challenges.
Why Employers Should Care?
According to a CIPD study, 37% of sufferers are more likely to get into conflict with colleagues, 57% find it harder to juggle multiple tasks, and 80% find it difficult to concentrate. Poor mental health doesn't just affect the individual; it affects productivity, company culture, and ultimately, the bottom line.
Our Services in Mental Health and Beyond
At Auxilium HR, we provide a holistic suite of HR solutions that include, but are not limited to:
· Mental Health Risk Assessments
· Absence Management Strategies
· Employee Engagement Surveys
· Well-being Programmes
Take Action Now for a Healthier Tomorrow
Your organisation's mental health journey starts with a single step. If you're an employer looking to make impactful changes or an employee who wants to advocate for a better work environment, reach out to us at Auxilium HR today. Together, we can create a tailor-made approach to tackle absence management, mental health challenges, and holistic employee well-being.
Don't let another day go by without prioritising the mental health of your workforce. Contact Us to schedule a no-obligation consultation and discover how we can make a meaningful difference in your organisation.
Let's turn awareness into action. Your employees—and your business—deserve it.