There are many types of mental health issues but the most common in the workplace are stress, anxiety and depression. It is an employer's 'duty of care' to do all they can to support their employees' health, safety and wellbeing.
Talking about mental health is important and has many benefits for an organisation. This includes; fewer days lost to sickness and absence, improved productivity and engagement, improved teamwork and lower recruitment costs.
The first step as an employer is to create a supportive environment by treating mental and physical health equally. You also need to find ways to keep your team happy by ensuring employees are well taken care of. Some ideas are:
Once the workplace has established a healthy environment for a happy and motivated workforce, you can start to promote a healthier lifestyle. Here are some steps that employers can take to encourage this:
Traineeships were introduced in 2013. A Traineeship is a course with work experience for 16-24 year olds (25 with a EHCP) that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months.
This is an unpaid course, however in certain circumstances there is a bursary for travel, meals and childcare etc.
What will I achieve?
Am I eligible?
You must be:
What we offer at NEMA:
For more information, please email email@example.com or visit the Government website- Find a Traineeship
There has been a lot in the news recently about Mental Health. Mainly from Simone Biles getting 'the twisties' (which is a kind of mental block in gymnastics) and withdrawing from Olympic competition. However, I think 'the twisties' can come into your life whenever the fear of the unknown occurs. Here's a tip from NEMA for when things start to become overwhelming.
With sustainability becoming a growing concern in society, there are lots of simple changes you can make to create a more eco-friendly office! Here are some tips for you to help the environment in your workplace.
Traineeships aren't as widely familiar as Apprenticeships, so the purpose of this week's blog is to tell you a little more about them!
we're raising money for alzheimer's society, here's why...
Alzheimer's is the most common type of Dementia in the UK. We have billions of nerve cells in our brain that connect up, Alzheimer's means these connections are lost. As more parts of the brain become damaged, more symptoms develop. The exact cause isn't yet fully understood but the dementia can affect memory and our mental abilities.
What is Money Management? For me, I see it as taking control of your finances. We've thought of our top 10 tips to make the most of your wage!
Did you know it's World Wellbeing Week? It is now in its 3rd year and originates from Jersey, Channel Islands. The objective of wellbeing week is to give young people knowledge and guidance to help manage their mental health. They do this by using the 5 ways of wellbeing. Give, Be active, Keep Learning, Connect & Take Notice!
Did you know from the 14th-18th June it's the British National Foundation (BNF) Healthy Eating Week?
Here at NEMA, we're going to be more health conscious. (Dare I say- we're banning the biscuits! In it's place will even be a fruit bowl!)
be loud. be proud. be pride.
How are you celebrating Pride this year?
With June being Pride month, we thought of some ways to help workplaces be more inclusive.