Developing mental health awareness and wellbeing in the work culture is a responsibility of every individual at different levels in an organization. Here at TST we are taking steps in promoting mental health in the workplace. We are ensuring that all our Employees have access to and are aware of what is available when help is needed. We have a dedicated welfare area and currently have 26 personnel that are trained to MHFA status.
During Mental Health awareness week, we encouraged everyone to consider the 5 ways to Wellbeing. By trying these things, it could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.
- Be Active
- Take Notice
- Keep Learning
On Friday May 14th we completed TAKE 10 sessions by spending 10 minutes having a chat with a work colleague. We reminded everyone that you can TAKE 10 any day and just by taking 10 minutes of your day talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled.
We supported Alzheimer’s Cupcake Day on Thursday 17th June by ensuring all employees have a better understanding of Alzheimer’s and Dementia and how they can look after their mental health & wellbeing. They also enjoyed a cupcake as well! We also gave out a memory quiz so they could assess their own brain function and have access to options to help with any concerns.
To encourage our employees to talk and listen we have posters throughout all areas of our workplace, access to counselling and 26 trained personnel all of which enforces our commitment to the Mental Health wellbeing of our workforce.
If you want to get involved in raising awareness on Mental Health, Alzheimer’s and Dementia check out the following websites Alzheimer’s Society and Mental Health Foundation