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January 20, 2020

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Blue Monday: ‘77% of employees consider themselves stressed at work’

iHASCO is encouraging all UK organisations to break the stigma surrounding mental ill-health with its Mental Health Awareness course.

Investors In People, which awarded iHASCO with a silver award, has revealed that employees are, on average, 10% less happy at work than they were in 2018. Additionally, the report reveals that 77% of people are stressed at work, and 1 in 5 feel that work is negatively impacting their mental health.

Mental Health Awareness eLearning

iHASCO’s Mental Health Awareness training, completed by over 40,000 individuals to date and released back in March 2018, was designed to raise awareness of mental ill-health, particularly stress and depression.

After completion of the 30 minute eLearning course, the company says that employees will have a better understanding of mental illnesses and how to take positive steps to remove the stigma surrounding mental ill-health.

The four sections of the 40-minute online course covers topics such as:

  • Raising awareness of mental ill-health;
  • How to manage mental health issues;
  • A wellbeing toolkit;
  • External mental health management.

As well as training employees and management to recognise mental health issues in the workplace, organisations need to encourage their staff to break the negative stigma surrounding the topic of mental health.

Lottie Galvin, Studio Manager & Mental Health First Aider at iHASCO said: “Arguably one of the biggest challenges surrounding mental health is breaking the stigma attached to it. People are quite quick to seek help for a physical pain – yet many of us ignore mental health issues because we are too embarrassed, confused, or scared to open up about them.

“Our training course was designed to inform the UK workforce that nearly two-thirds of us have suffered from mental ill-health at some point and that it is okay to open up about it. Put simply, good mental health is a win-win for every employee and their organisation” Galvin summarised.

iHASCO also offers Mental Health Awareness training to sectors heavily impacted by mental ill-health and stress:

  • Mental Health Awareness for Construction;
  • Mental Health Awareness for Care;
  • Mental Health Awareness for Education.

You can trial any three of iHASCO’s eLearning courses for free at any time.

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