With the increasing awareness of the real impact of mental health in the workplace – both on employees and the wider business – we’re pleased to have introduced an effective training programme for all our team.
We’ve welcomed the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service, delivered by Remploy, to our offices where training has been provided to enable our staff to spot signs of mental health issues, as well as to open up access to specialist support.
Delivered by Remploy, the service means that if someone is experiencing difficulties due to stress, anxiety and depression (or other mental health concerns), they can access timely, confidential, support.
The Workplace Mental Health Support Service, delivered by Remploy and funded by the Department for Work and Pensions, provides free and confidential support to help individuals – with advisors able to support with coping strategies, identification of mental health concerns, step-by-step support plans, workplace adjustments, and ongoing advice and guidance.
Andrew Lowe, Managing Director of Orton Group, explained: “Around 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue this year, according to MIND, which is why we felt it was hugely important to have support provisions in place for anyone who might be struggling, and who might be worried that it could be impacting on their work.
“Ensuring that our team is in the best health they can be both physically and emotionally is vital, and we hope that by introducing this service across the board it will encourage even more people to open up and talk about any mental health concerns that they may have, and access specialist support.”
As an employer, Orton Group is also working with Remploy to empower our senior members of staff to understand how they can help, and what they can do if they experience anyone struggling.