Mood Matters in the Workplace
It is estimated that the overall prevalence of mental health conditions in Northern Ireland is up to 25% higher compared to England, costing over £3.5 billion per year. Depression and anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the workplace. As most of those experiencing mental health problems are in active employment, the workplace has a vital role to play in promoting mental health awareness and resilience.
What is Mood Matters in the Workplace?
The AWARE Mood Matters in the Workplace programme is a mental health awareness programme for employees and is delivered onsite in workplaces. The programme content can be tailored to suit the needs of individual employers and normally lasts between one and two hours. The programme helps participants to look after their mental health at work and in their home lives. It also teaches them to recognise the signs and symptoms of poor mental health and makes them aware of sources of help. Click here to download the Mood Matters in the Workplace leaflet
- What is mental health?
- Mental health at work
- Looking after our own mental health
- Mental ill-health including signs and symptoms of stress and depression
- Sources of help
Benefits for staff:
• Help staff recognise the importance of looking after their mental health and wellbeing
• Equip staff with knowledge and skills to maintain their mental health and wellbeing and build personal resilience
• Raise awareness of the importance of looking after your mental health
• Highlight the symptoms of stress and depression
• Help to reduce stigma by increasing understanding and raising awareness of depression to all staff encouraging a culture of understanding
• Make staff aware of the sources of help and encourage them to seek help early if they are worried about themselves
Benefits to for the employer?
• Helps reduce the cost to you in having staff off sick with a mental health problem
• Helps your staff recognise the signs and symptoms of depression both in themselves and their colleagues
• Helps staff working for you to take responsibility for and develop the tools to look after their own mental health
• Reduces stress in the workplace and promotes a more positive working environment
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