Post Christmas – How Are Your Employees Feeling?

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After all the months of hype up to the Christmas celebrations and then the long enjoyed holiday break, January can be a time when employees are feeling low for a number of reasons.

Some employee’s find that they are feeling depressed, anxious, stressed. This could be due to the amount of debt they are now faced with, the huge credit card bill, nothing to look forward to in the year, not being motivated at work, or just finding it hard to get out of bed each morning. Whatever the reason, as an employer you should be considering your employees’ mental health in particular during this time of the year as employee absence has an impact on your bottom line.

Mental health affects everyone in different ways, however as an employer who likes to support their staff with mental health and wellbeing, being able to recognise the signs that someone may need help and offering them the appropriate assistance and guidance will improve the relationship with your employees.

You can offer employees to be part of the Employee Assistance Programme which has proved to be invaluable to our clients and their employees who have joined it and also to have a Mental Health First Aider in the workplace.

Our next Mental Health First Aid course is being held on 23rd and 24th January 2020 and 10th and 11th February 2020. Please contact us if you are interested.

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