Mental health is one of the leading reasons for absence in the workplace. Work-related stress, depression and anxiety has risen, especially since the pandemic. Here at Insight, we understand the true costs to business, and we’re here to help.
A government report published in 2017 revealed that mental health ‘costs employers between £33 billion and £42 billion a year, with an annual cost to the UK economy of between £74 billion and £99 billion.’
These are huge cost undertakings, especially for smaller companies who do not have the financial stability of larger conglomerates. The past couple of years has seen mental health services more strained than ever before due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers simply do not have access to the services needed to deal with this unprecedented stress and anxiety among their workforces.
With increasing demand and pressure on the NHS, research by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has shown that people waiting for treatment for their mental health often end up in crisis due to extensive waiting times.
With access to our services, we can work together to ensure that your employees don’t reach a crisis point. Our new Mental Health Service has been developed based upon years of experience in workplace health, and ensures that your employees can access the help they need, when they need it.
Mental Health Services
As an employer, being proactive and supporting your employees in the management of their mental health benefits both parties, and there are many ways you can make adjustments and offer support. Doing so is considered best practice, as employers have a responsibility to make reasonable adjustments for those with disabilities, including mental health issues.
Insight Workplace Health can help you make these adjustments, which is why we’re proud to announce the launch of our new mental health service. We now have a specialist mental health team, bringing Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Debbie Rees Adams, and Registered Mental Health Nurse, Stacey Turner, onboard to lead this new team.
Due to the success and demand for this service, in October 2022 were added another Registered Mental Health Nurse to the team, Caroline Ellison.
Our wider team includes a Clinical Psychologist, RMN, Counsellors, Neurodiversity Assessors and First Aid for Mental Health trainers, to provide focused mental health support. This new service has allowed us to grow and further our mental health support services.
What can Insight do to help?
We are now able to offer a wide range of mental health services, including:
• Provision of psychological reports regarding an employee’s mental health & suitable advice
• Assessment and advice for complex mental health difficulties (e.g., multiple problems).
• Specialist assessment (using formal measures & psychometrics), including cognitive screening and assessment for personality traits/disorders.
• Case Conference attendance
• Facilitate team assessments for recurring/shared difficulties (e.g., work-related stress factors, consideration of shared themes amongst employees).
• Individual Employee reports from management referrals
• Advise on managing complex mental health conditions/disorders in the workplace.
• Case management and needs analysis.
• Mental Health psychosocial assessments.
• Mental Health risk assessments.
• Absence management and return to work discussions.
• Crisis intervention.
• Mental health elimination.
• Provide psychoeducation and signposting advice.
• Health promotion and coping strategies.
• Assist Line Managers with Workplace Wellness Action Plans for employees.
• Neurodiversity assessments.
Our aim is to always deliver the best quality service to our customers, constantly raising the standards within the industry. Get in touch today for advice and support, and find out what Insight can do for your business.