COVID-19: Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing

Insights 24.04.2020 Authors: Nicola Bell, Rebecca Britton
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The protection of health and the promotion of wellbeing are important factors in sustaining attendance at work and supporting job satisfaction, especially in the current climate.

It is your responsibility as an employer to provide a working and living environment for your team which minimises risk to employee health and promotes positive wellbeing. Why not take a look at the CBW Mental Health and Wellbeing Booklet which covers a range of important topics and practical tips for employees.

It is likely that you are fulfilling most of these requirements already, however, CBW can work with you to ensure you are applying all the positive measures required to ensure an effective wellbeing programme and that this is communicated to and recognised by your staff. Some of the areas in which we make recommendations include:

  • Providing an environment for any staff who have health problems that may affect their work or study in which they will receive suitable support
  • Promoting the health and wellbeing of everyone via your management policies, information networks such as mental health promotion campaigns and an Employee Assistance Programme which would be accessed via your benefits system
  • Providing everyone with access to mental health support and trained mental health first aiders
  • Encouraging your staff to confidentially declare any relevant health or wellbeing matters to ensure you put in all the appropriate measures to support them

What next?

If you have any questions or need any advice, please get in touch with a member of our HR Consultancy team.