We all have mental health.  And here at Lakeland Capabilities, we firmly believe that we are all qualified to talk about mental health.

In addition to the impact on an individual’s life from chronic stress and mental health conditions, there is a huge burden placed on employers.  In the UK 70 million days are lost from work each year because of mental ill health, making it the leading cause of sickness absence.  The annual cost to employers is between £33 billion and £42 billion in terms of lost productivity, sickness absence, presenteeism and turnover related costs.  Our businesses need to take positive action to change their cultures, shifting focus onto attending to our wellbeing on an everyday basis.

Lakeland Capabilities brings the Keeping Minds Well program to assist organisations to address growing concerns about wellbeing and mental health in the workplace.  We can help you take a proactive approach, equipping your organisation to raise awareness around the causes of low wellbeing in the workplace, develop wellness action plans and a range of strategies.

The return on investments of workplace mental health interventions is overwhelmingly positive (Thriving at Work – The Stevenson / Farmer review of mental health and employers, October 2017). We can help your organisation achieve optimal performance, creating a work environment where your people can thrive.

Where do we start?

For many organisations, this is the hardest part – starting the conversation.  An excellent entry point to the wellbeing conversation is our Keeping Minds Well – Wellbeing and Mental Health at Work workshop.

In this practical workshop, aimed at both individuals and organisations with an interest in wellbeing, we discuss wellbeing, mental health and factors associated with the rise in mental illness including the impact of technology.  The workshop will teach ways for organisations to plan for wellbeing in the workplace and equip staff to encourage disclosure, to support colleagues and signpost issues.

How do we maintain wellbeing long-term?

Improving psychological wellbeing and resilience is a vital part of the overall business strategy if organisations want to create a motivated, flexible and engaged workforce.  Positive wellbeing doesn’t come easily and businesses need to build in long terms strategies to ensure that their employee’s mental health is being prioritised. Businesses need to develop interventions which aim to promote the emotional resilience of their employees in order to enhance productivity and performance, rather than focusing exclusively on managing and reducing stress after it has emerged.

We offer workshops which cover:

  • Resilience and emotional intelligence training
  • Developing wellbeing strategy
  • Mental health at work – raising awareness