Mental Health Awareness Week taking place from 10-16 May 2021 is the national campaign for mental health and wellbeing. Following a difficult and repetitive year of pandemic lockdown and homeworking, the week offers a great opportunity to engage with your colleagues on this vital issue which affects more than one in four of the UK population.
This year’s week celebrates the five ways to wellbeing and campaigners are urging employers to encourage employees to reconnect with nature. ACE’s health and safety group is launching a wellbeing toolkit which will enable all ACE members to celebrate and take part in Mental Health Awareness Week with their employees.
The wellbeing toolkit links to a range of vetted tools, as well as sources of information, support and advice to help employers make the most of the week. To highlight the launch of the toolkit, a special Wellbeing in the Workplace webinar is taking place on 22 April 2021. Hosted by the chair of ACE’s health and safety group, Laura Hague, who is also group safety manager at Mott MacDonald, the virtual event will feature case studies from a number of engineering consultancy companies including WSP in the UK, Hoare Lea, Geo-Environmental Services Limited and Capita.
Together they will explore how the Covid crisis has meant that wellbeing has leapt up the agenda and also share how they have approached the issue in their own workplaces.
Commenting on the wellbeing in the workplace toolkit and webinar, ACE director of membership and business engagement, Darrell Matthews said: “I hope as many members as possible join us for the webinar. Coupled with our wellbeing toolkit it will give all companies, even those with limited HR resources, an easy way to engage with Mental Health Awareness Week. No matter what your size, it has never been more important to support staff and this webinar will give simple advice.”
Booking a place at the webinar will also give you the opportunity to be among the first to download the toolkit.
Wellbeing in the Workplace
An ACE Insight webinar
Thursday 22 April 2021 at 12 noon.