Mental Health in the Workplace – Blog by David Marshall

Raising Awareness

Raising awareness about mental health issues in the workplace is a beginning.  The first step in finding a solution is always recognising that there is a problem.  But awareness alone is not enough.  If the newfound awareness is not followed up by serious attempts to deal with the issues or is only met with superficial answers there can be no real improvement.

It’s fantastic that my clients want resources on mental health in the workplace. For years I have been asked for stress management, resilience and wellbeing courses.  However, I always felt these requests ignored the core issues of anxiety and depression.

 

 

Breaking Taboo

Now it seems those terms are no longer taboo in the workplace. We have even seen Premiership football matches pause to reflect on mental health before kick-off and Prince William has been very forthright in the media on the issue, spearheading the Heads Together initiative.

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