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World Mental Health Day – Mentally Healthy Workplaces with Howarths

To mark World Mental Health Day today, Inspire North is introducing its upcoming Mentally Healthy Workplaces programme, with employment consultancy company, Howarths.

Since partnering with Howarths in May 2022, we have been planning together behind the scenes and sharing key information with businesses to explain the benefits of prioritising mental health at work for both employees and employers.

The Mentally Healthy Workplaces programme will comprise of accredited mental health awareness training from Community Links Training and HR and legal support from Howarths.

We will soon be launching a market survey to better understand the areas that businesses want to develop, which will help us refine our offer to provide the best possible support.  We want to support employers to encourage and support conversations about mental health in the workplace.

Ruth Kettle, chief executive at Inspire North, said: “Inspire North’s people orientated values are aligned with Howarths, and the collaboration will allow us to jointly support many businesses across the region, at a time when addressing mental health is especially important. We aim to encourage a culture of openness, creating mentally healthy workplaces where honest conversations around mental wellbeing can take place.”

Gavin Howarth, managing director at Howarths, said: “I think for businesses there is a lot of fear and misunderstanding about what it means to positively engage with the mental health of their teams. It doesn’t have to be complicated, and, in fact, it shouldn’t be. I’m delighted to team up with Inspire North – who are experts in this field – to help businesses create mentally healthy workspaces in a practical, common-sense way.”

The aim of Mentally Healthy Workplaces is to help business take a positive, proactive approach to mental health at work, which will not only support their employees but also have a significant impact on business performance.

Mentally Healthy Workplaces will soon be available, so keep following us for updates!





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