The Encon Group has signed up to the Mental Health at Work Commitment, launched by mental health charity Mind.
The Group is actively involved in supporting mental wellbeing across the business, including fully qualified Mental Health First Aiders ready to support employees in their time of need.
This latest development demonstrates Encon’s ambition to develop an environment and culture where all employees can thrive in their roles and the workplace. It also reflects the company’s dedication towards achieving positive mental health outcomes and a longer-term impact on employee’s wellbeing.
Encon joins a growing movement of over 1,000 organisations that have signed up to the new initiative including high-profile retailers such as B&Q and Marks & Spencer, and Barclays bank.
Developed with the knowledge and expertise of mental health charities, and leading employers and trade organisations, the Mental Health at Work Commitment provides a simple framework for employers who recognise the importance of promoting employee wellbeing.
This framework sets out six clear standards based on what best practice confirms is needed to make a difference and better equip employers to create an environment where employees can thrive.
Deborah Gore, HR HSEQ Director for The Encon Group, comments: “We are delighted to join many other leading organisations in recognising the importance of supporting our employee’s mental wellbeing.
“Just like our physical health, looking after our mental health is important too. Working together, we can influence positive change to conversations around wellbeing and take the time to help others.
“At Encon we are also committed to helping our employees fulfil their full potential and encouraging positive development in individual roles.
“Signing up to the Mental Health at Work Commitment means we can provide more support to our Line Managers, giving them the confidence to have open and honest conversations with their teams. We look forward to incorporating the six standards into our business and ensure we maintain a mentally healthy workplace.”
Andrew Berrie, Mental Health at Work National Lead, adds: “We’re delighted that The Encon Group has signed up to the Mental Health at Work Commitment. By embedding our six standards in the way they operate, Encon is demonstrating a real commitment to supporting the mental health of those in their workplace.
“We know it can be hard to talk about mental health and seek support, which is why public commitments such as this are so important. With issues like stress, anxiety and depression common across all employers, regardless of size or sector, we want to see every employer recognise and address any work-related causes of poor mental health among their staff and it’s fantastic to see organisations like Encon taking the lead.”
For more information about Mind’s ‘Mental Health at Work Commitment’ or if you are struggling with your mental health, then reach out for support at www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk.
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