Message from Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram
The workplace can be a stressful environment at times. We know that the last 18 months have made existing challenges worse, and posed new ones. A lot of people have been struggling as a result.
Promoting good mental health at work is good for employers, employees and freelancers. It boost job satisfaction and productivity, and reduces absence. It is a key part of decent working conditions we should all expect and is at the heard of our Fair Employment Charter.
One of the biggest things we can each do is to learn to recognize some of the signs that a colleague might be struggling. There’s some simple training and other resources available to use. Much of it is free and you can do it from home.
I want everybody to know that it’s okay to be not okay. You are not alone. There is support out there and I hope that by raising awareness more people feel comfortable talking about mental health and getting the support they need.
Visit the Growth Platform website for a range of helpful resources intended for individuals and businesses, from organisations including the Zero Suicide Alliance, Mental Health First Aid England and Mind.