Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
I want to improve the mental health of people in the workplace
It's all part of making a better world.
The situation will be better for people with a clear policy on mental health and guidance for line managers and managees. Improved awareness of mental health issues and provision of information and guidance on how to better support colleagues with health issues and signposts to other sources of help and support.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by staff who are experiencing mental health issues themselves, thier line managers and colleagues. All staff can potentially be affected at some time.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
Creation of clear policy on mental health
Creation of information pack to raise awareness of mental health issues and where to go for more information, advice or support
Creation of line manager toolkit - guidance on how to better assist colleagues who have mental health issues
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
Increased awareness of mental health issues among staff and increased confidence in talking about them with line managers or more openly. Reduction in number of cases (complaints, grievances etc.) that have a mental health aspect
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?