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At Sourced Development Group we recognise that paying attention to workplace mental health has never been more important.

 

We're here to help our staff and contractors find what they need to feel well, stay healthy and be happy at work.

 

It's widely reported that mental ill health will affect one in four people at some point in their working lives.

 

People with mental health problems frequently suffer discrimination in the workplace and unemployment affects those with long-term mental health disorders more than any other group of disabled people.

 

The term mental ill health covers harmful levels of stress, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder (manic depression), psychosis, obsessive compulsive disorder and is often associated with drug and alcohol abuse and eating disorders (such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia).

 

The mental health charity Mind found:

 

• 30 per cent of staff disagreed with the statement ‘I would feel able to talk openly with my line manager if I was feeling stressed’

• 56 per cent of employers said they would like to do more to improve staff wellbeing but don't feel they have the right training or guidance.

 

The Mental Health Foundation states that:

 

1 in 6.8 people are experience mental health problems in the workplace.

Evidence suggests that 12.7 per cent of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions.

Ensuring staff are supported and cared for with their mental ill health is paramount.

 

Sourced Development Group encourages that prevention and self-management is available for all staff.

 

Sourced Development Group's intention is to create a healthy and supportive working environment for all our staff and contractors.

 

Our organisation’s culture does not stigmatise people with mental ill health and actively encourages people to maintain good mental health and feel able to talk about it.

 

Our line managers are available to support to assist staff and contractors who disclose a mental health issue.

 

Our working conditions are intended to promote good mental health.

 

Our policies and practices are embedded and encourage a good work / life balance.

 

Our staff are encouraged to talk to their line managers or request more information on how to feel well, stay healthy and be happy at work.