Government leadership brings mental health support to the top of the agenda

On 9 January 2017, prime minister Theresa May announced a package of measures that aim to improve mental health support in the UK at each stage of a person’s life, including in workplaces, schools, and the community.   As part of this wider reform, Lord Dennis Stevenson, a mental health campaigner, and Paul Farmer CBE, chief executive officer at charity Mind and chair of the NHS Mental Health Taskforce, will lead a review into mental health practices in the workplace, examining how best to support employees with mental health problems so that they can thrive and excel at work.   This will include the provision of tools to help employers of all sizes support employee wellbeing, and a review of recommendations around workplace discrimination on the grounds of mental health.   A key aspect of the review will be to share best-practice examples of mental health support for employees, with trailblazing organisations highlighting initiatives they have in place.   Excerpt from Employee Benefits, read the full article here.   Health Assured’s services help employees and employers to deal with personal or work-related problems that may affect wellbeing and impact productivity in the workplace.   Our services are proven to enhance employee wellbeing, reduce absence levels (and associated spend), while protecting against litigation.   We pride ourselves on offering the highest level of service quality, assured through the calibre of people we employ and our exceptional clinical governance infrastructure.   Our counsellors Our counsellors are, at a minimum, trained to diploma level in counselling with at least two years post-qualification experience. Our team is made up of both male and female counsellors from a range of ethnic, cultural and disciplinary backgrounds. Our counsellors work within the BACP's ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy, also undergoing regular clinical supervision and training.   Our legal advisors The legal services team is made up of solicitors, legal executives, barristers, paralegals and HR professionals. They receive regular training and professional development to ensure consistent quality whilst abiding by the professional code of conduct. They offer information and guidance on a whole range of topics including private legal concerns.

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