Employers from across Norfolk and Suffolk are being encouraged to help
their staff look after their mental health and wellbeing by booking a free
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) Wellbeing Services are
offering 'Wellbeing in the Workplace' sessions to help employers support staff
to cope with mental health and emotional issues, such as stress, anxiety and
Delivered in the workplace and available across both Norfolk and Suffolk, they
aim to teach techniques to build resilience so that people can better manage
stress in times of difficulty. During the workshops, staff will learn to
identify the signs and symptoms of stress as well as some of the things that
cause it before looking at strategies which can help them to cope.
More information will also be available about the range of services which
Wellbeing Norfolk & Waveney and Wellbeing Suffolk offer for anyone who may
need additional help, such as talking therapies, group sessions and one-to-one
Angela Norton, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner with Wellbeing Norfolk
& Waveney, delivers the courses. She said: “Latest research by mental
health charity Mind suggests that about half of all employees are affected by
poor mental health. However, many of those who experience stress, anxiety or
low mood have not talked to their employer about it.
“We hope that these free workshops will provide employers with the skills they
need to identify symptoms of stress among their employees, as well as the right
tools and strategies to help them to cope. We deliver all of the sessions in
the workplace, which means there is no need to travel, while the workshops can
also be tailored to suit the requirements of each individual business.
“By safeguarding the emotional wellbeing of staff, the workshops can help
employers to reduce sickness absences associated with mental ill health, in
turn improving the efficiency of their business.”
Wellbeing Norfolk & Waveney and Wellbeing Suffolk provide a range of
support for people with common mental health and emotional issues, such as low
mood, depression or stress. To find out more, visit www.wellbeingnands.co.uk or call
0300 123 1503.
To find out more about arranging a Wellbeing in the Workplace session for your
staff, call 01603 421388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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