Mates in Mind launches hub to manage mental health and COVID-19

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Mates in Mind, the charitable programme to improve mental health in the workplace, has launched the community hub to manage mental wellbeing during COVID-19 uncertainty

As many organisations take precautions to tackle the COVID-19, Mates in Mind is continuing to support workforces with their mental wellbeing, especially those who are working remotely during this period.

Mates in Mind has developed factsheets for organisations and individuals in order to help them protect their mental health and wellbeing as we tackle uncertain times.

Employers Supporting Remote Working Checklist

The Employers Supporting Remote Working Checklist has been developed to enable employers to support their workforces and includes the latest updates and guidance around best workplace practice.

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Homeworking Mental Health Tips

Additionally, Mates in Minds’ Homeworking Mental Health Tips are available for individuals to download and includes support and guidance for employees who are adjusting to a new working style.

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Free Start the Conversation (STC) training courses

Mates in Mind has also announced it is working with its partners at the British Safety Council to deliver free STC courses during the period of tackling the COVID-19 virus.

Start the Conversation is a 45-minute awareness session about mental health in the workforce.

On its website, it states: “It’s important to create general awareness and understanding of the issues facing your workers.

“Stigma is still one of the biggest barriers, particularly in the workplace. A good place to begin is by starting a conversation.”

This 45-minute session provides practical skills to spot some of the signs of mental health issues in ourselves and in our coworkers, giving people the confidence to step in, reassure and support their colleagues and to know who to turn to for appropriate support.

For more information: https://www.matesinmind.org/news/covid19-mentalhealth.html

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