We are currently working with the charity Mind and the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham in 2021 to trial new approaches to provide support to those in our organisation who may be finding things difficult in these exceptional times. The trials will focus on early identification of issues and prevention, providing support for both employers and employees.
Potential support on offer includes: online materials explaining the psychology of emotion regulation and offering practical advice for self-care; sleep therapy; and individually tailored support for employees and their line managers from an independent liaison worker.
As well as supporting those taking part, the trial results will be used to measure the success and challenges of the new approaches, and our involvement alongside other Midlands employers will help to shape the future of mental health support in our workplaces.
Mind’s website can be accessed here.