10th of May marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week, and could not be timed more perfectly. While the easing of lockdown restrictions is returning us to a sense of normalcy after over 12 months of profound change, it is clear that this very return to normality can have its own challenges.
10 million people will need help with mental ill health relating to the pandemic, and for some the thought of returning to shared indoor spaces, socialising with other people or commuting on crowded buses and trains can lead to an experience of post-lockdown anxiety.
That is why it is incredibly important that employers recognise that, despite the positives of the easing lockdown and return to work, the mental health effects of the pandemic are yet to be seen in full. As with all types of trauma, it may take some time before symptoms begin to manifest. We should use Mental Health Awareness Week to make it known that just because we are entering a post-COVID world, our colleagues, friends and family may need as much, if not more, mental health support than ever before.
To help mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Wellbeing Solutions have developed bespoke, effective and comprehensive mental health services that are enabling employers to take a proactive approach to workplace wellbeing.
Our discounted Mental Health and EAP Awareness Webinar is an excellent way to demonstrate both your commitment to workplace mental health and to remind employees of their 24/7 EAP counselling and advice helpline service, especially as they begin to return to work.
If you are interested in arranging a session, or would like more information please get in touch with our team by either calling 0207 708 5000 or visiting our enquiry page: https://www.wsm-wellbeing.co.uk/get-a-quote/