Stockport Council is encouraging employers in the borough to share with staff mental health resources and services available.
The pandemic and on-going lockdown have proved challenging for many residents in Stockport, and so the council has compiled a number of resources for businesses to share with employees to ensure they are aware of what support they can access.
Businesses can circulate the poster below with home-working staff via email, or display it in the workplace to signpost employees to a range of free mental health services that are available. It is also available in leaflet form here.
The council has also compiled a list of available resources that businesses can use to signpost staff to the right support. It is available for download here.
For the first time, the council has also put together a list of available resources, including both national and locally available support, specifically aimed at men. It is available for download here.
Businesses are also encouraged to consider suicide prevention training to best look after their workforce. A training matrix used internally by Stockport Council is available to download, which includes a range of free resources and training courses that employers can access. Also included is training to support staff in the event of a suicide.
The Council is also backing the Every Mind Matters campaign, a national mental health initiative. The campaign includes a five-question quiz that allows anyone to receive a personalised NHS Mind Plan. Take the quiz here.