Our approach to mental health
Mental health is a very hot topic right now and there is a global problem that nobody is really leading or championing.
We believe that delivering a unique digital mental health platform, powered by Mente, takes ownership of the problem and provides much needed support to employers and their employees to help prevent mental health conditions becoming unmanageable.
All employers have both a moral and legal duty of care to their staff and our new mental health platform will help them remain compliant whilst ensuring their employees remain healthy.
The key thing about our mental health platform is not just the education tools, diagnostics and audit trail that offer a layer of protection on mental health and safety, but also the integrated absence management tool that is due be rolled out imminently.
The absence management tool will allow businesses to manage sickness and calculate costs within the platform to see how much physical and mental health is costing the business, as well as calculating the ROI on the wellbeing solutions used to tackle the problem. No one else in the market is delivering this type of risk based solution specifically aimed at mental health and we believe this powerful tool will provide comprehensive data to allow businesses to fully understand the impact and associated costs of illness on their bottom line.
Through the online mental health tool, employees will be provided with resources to help them understand mental health, as well as pathways to gaining support for a whole array of issues including debt management, bereavement and addictions. All the courses have been developed by a team of professionals from the mental health and compliance sectors and the courses have gained CPD accreditation offering continued personal development on important topical subjects.
One of our goals is to remove taboos around mental health, so it may be understood, accepted and managed in the same way as physical health, allowing employees to feel confident in discussing the subject openly.
This new platform is about early intervention and empowering employees to take responsibility for their own health, and delivering education, diagnostics and signposting to immediate support.
Alongside this, the employer has an audit trail clearly tracking the support they have provided to add a layer of evidence in cases of litigation and the huge increased level of workplace tribunals caused by mismanagement of employee welfare.
Here are a number of videos which highlight mental health issues and the support available.