Mental health problems in the work place are more common than you think, anxiety and depression being the most common. Most of us will suffer with a mental health issue at some point or another.
One in six of employees suffer from anxiety, depression and unmanageable stress each year.
What is mental health?
“Mental health is a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being.” There are many different types of mental illnesses such as:
Whether it is work or you are dealing with a personal situation causing you anxiety or stress your employer has a legal obligation to help you.
When a risk has been identified then steps must be taken to remove or reduce it as far as reasonably practicable.
Stress and anxiety can cause physical changes. It can cause high blood pressure, aches and pains, your muscles can get tense as you gather the stress.
If you notice any of the above or you feel stressed at work, you are not alone, and you need to tell your employer and they WILL be able to help you.
You can always approach your local GP and they will also offer you alternative methods of dealing with your stresses.
If you have employees suffering with stress or mental health illnesses within the work place you can also receive help.
If you notice one of your employees acting differently you need to act and ask them what’s wrong. If you notice any of the following; more tired than usual, they might be making uncharacteristic mistakes, find it hard to motivate themselves, timekeeping might slip, may be short tempered, you need to act. NOW.
Don’t forget about an employee when they are off, make regular contact with them so they don’t feel forgotten or isolated. Only get them back into the work place when they feel they are ready. Put support into place for when they do return to work.
Guidance and support for employers and employees
There are several specialist organisations that can provide guidance and support – http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/resources.htm#links
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|Sector:||Accountancy, Banking and Finance
|Salary:||£30,000 - £38,000|
The Just Recruitment Group have a superb opportunity for an experienced Management Accountant to join our client on a fulltime, permanent basis working near to Haverhill.
Reporting directly to the CEO of this fast growing successful company. The business is currently growing at 20% per annum and is at a pivotal moment in its development. New premises have been purchased and new sales and accounting systems are due to be installed in the coming 6 months. This role will be part of the senior management team and involved in key decision making for the business going forward.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
|Sector:||Engineering and Manufacturing
|Salary:||£30,000 to £35,000 Per Annum|
This position is based nationally and reports to the Field Service Manager.
Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:00 with a 60-minute unpaid lunch break. However, will be expected to work such additional hours as are necessary for the proper performance of your duties.
|Sector:||Property and Construction
Just Recruitment is currently recruiting on behalf of an independent Builder and Timber Merchants based on the Suffolk/Essex border.
They supply to retail, sole traders, commercial trade and small contractors right up to national house builders and developers.
They are looking for a Truss Designer to join the team.
The role will involve working with architects and engineers as well as creating layouts for roofs. The candidate will be working with 3D drawings and using systems such as Wolf Enterprise and Rivet.
The successful candidate will: