When it comes to raising awareness around mental health and wellbeing at work, it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why we’ve prepared a calendar of important mental health and wellbeing dates, along with strategies to help HR managers plan for the year ahead.
Start early – choose your focus
There are events and opportunities to raise awareness to suit every workplace – from brain health to mindfulness, suicide prevention to safety at work. Take some time to brainstorm what you’d like to achieve in raising awareness around mental health and choose events you think will resonate in your workplace.
Curate a calendar of events
Once you’ve chosen the mental health and wellbeing topics you’d like to focus on this year, think about how these could best be promoted at work. Depending on your workforce – are they shift workers, remote or office based? – you may need to devise a range of ways to engage with different groups.
Here are some practical ideas to guide you:
These tend to book out early for popular days like World Mental Health Day and RU OK? Day. Contact us if you’d like to find out more.
Provide next steps for anyone who needs support
Raising awareness around mental health and wellbeing issues in the workplace is a significant step in creating a culture of care in the workplace. But it’s also important to provide next steps for those who may need support, at work or at home.
While promoting your mental health and wellbeing events remind colleagues they can reach out for support at anytime through our EAP. You might also like to distribute the Caraniche at Work referral cards during these events, which can be ordered by emailing email@example.com
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