By Paul Caudwell, Health Wellbeing Manager
We know that one in four adults in the UK will be affected by mental health problems at any given point in time. We also know that there remains a stigma around mental health both in society as a whole but also in the workplace.
We want to breakdown the stigma and help create a climate where our colleagues can bring their whole self to work. By doing so, we want colleagues to be open about how they’re feeling. That’s why we’re supporting Mental Health Awareness Week and focusing our colleague wellbeing work for the remainder of 2019 on mental health.
Our Inclusion Pioneers and People teams are running activities up and down the country using our activity pack. There’s still time for you to use the material over a cuppa with those around you.
Today we’re launching our first wellbeing toolkit which aims to provide all colleagues with basic mental health knowledge. You can find it on the Co-op Learning Portal.
Some of our colleagues have agreed to share their stories this week. The video below tells John’s story from his and his manager’s perspective.
Over on LifeWorks we’ll share more colleague stories later in the week so feel free take a look.