About Shaw Trust
Mental ill health in the workplace is a bigger issue than many imagine and it's an area that Shaw Trust is determined to help employers be better able to support their staff.
Shaw Trust's vision is a society where every disabled and disadvantaged person has a right to work.
By producing this online resource* our aim is to equip line managers with the information necessary to support their employees who may be dealing with mental health conditions. Therefore, helping those employees stay in work, rather than lose their jobs and fall into a downward spiral, leading to further mental health problems.
We also hope we will be encouraging more employers to be more open to recruiting employees who are disclosing that they manage a mental health condition, and not regard these conditions as barriers to work.
Published in June 2006, Mental Health - the Last Workplace Taboo presented the perspectives of over 550 employers around mental health in the workplace. The research commissioned by Shaw Trust, sponsored by our corporate partners and conducted by the Future Foundation, revealed some startling findings.
By managing mental health in the workplace it is possible to reduce sickness absence, staff turnover, increase productivity and performance and contribute to a healthy working environment.
Shaw Trust is a national Charity. We just celebrated our 25th year of supporting disabled and disadvantaged people turn their lives around through finding a job and all the security and independence that comes with that. Last year we supported 60,000 people.
We also work with employers too.
Here are three services we offer that you might be interested in finding out more about:Staying in work
Our Staying in Work service, offers a comprehensive absence management and retention programme. It helps employers tackle medium and long term absences, and avoid absence by supporting employees who risk going on sick leave because of a health or disability issue. It focuses on working out the best way to help someone return to work, either with your organisation, or redeployed to another. It works by providing a practical, holistic support package to fit your needs.
Condition management helps staff mange their health conditions and gives them the tools they need to stay at work or get back to work.
It provides a cost effective health programme tailored to people's needs. It gives people the opportunity to understand and manage their health condition and to overcome the barriers which might be stopping them reaching their full potential.
Condition management provides an effective way of giving staff the confidence they need. This includes specialist health assessments for anyone needing them, for example from a psychologist or physiotherapist, group, one-to-one therapies, specialist training courses delivered by health professionals, motivational counselling and a planned and supported move back to work.
The programme takes a cognitive behavioural approach which works to change behaviour and thought processes so people learn how to manage their condition. And by working with health professionals you can be sure it's expert advice being given - from clinical nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
For more information on our Condition Management Programme email us at email@example.com
If you are looking for more information and practical advice about how to manage mental ill health in your workplace, we’ve got just the thing – the Shaw Trust Mental Health Helpline.
For a small annual subscription you have access to trained officers who have in-depth knowledge and experience of dealing with mental ill health in the workplace. Our service is ideal for any size of employer, from large organisations to smaller owner managed businesses, in both the public and private sectors.
The Mental Health Helpline gives you immediate support about any mental health issue, as well as providing information about other related services if needed.
Our helpline is available 8.30 – 17.30 Monday to Friday, all year round except for bank holidays and Christmas.
When you call you can be sure that you’ll be talking to experienced people who really can provide the assistance you need to tackle mental ill health in your workplace.
For details about how to access the helpline contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about the work of Shaw Trust across the UK visit www.shaw-trust.org.uk
To find out more about our services email email@example.com
* Shaw Trust is not liable for any claim, loss, demands or damages in connection with the use of this website, which is for general guidance purposes only.