On Tuesday 5th March CiC attended the Health & Wellbeing at Work conference. It was a great opportunity to catch up with some of our customers and to keep abreast of what is happening in the world of workplace wellbeing.

Health and Wellbeing at Work is the UK’s leading forum for improving the health, wellbeing and performance of work-aged people. The event consistently attracts key decision makers from both the public and private sectors and has an outstanding reputation for both quality and quantity.

We attended several talks including ‘How Resilient is your Business’ and ‘Supporting the Mental Health of those in safety critical roles’.

In light of these talks, CiC wants to know if you have a plan in place to deal with the psycho-social impact of a trauma in the workplace. This can include the sudden death of a colleague or a major incident close to your office building.

https://www.cic-eap.co.uk/blog/critical-incident-support-how-best-to-support-employees-following-an-incident/

As well as this, unrecognised and unsupported poor mental health can have dangerous consequences for safety critical workers in particular. These can include:

  • Reduced focus and concentration
  • An increase in accidents and fatigue-related near-misses
  • Disengagement from the work at hand

Physical health & safety has been a focus of safety critical work for many years, but what about mental health & safety? Do you provide targeted mental health awareness support and training to those in your organisation who work in safety critical roles?

If you haven’t done so already, please email enquiries@cic-eap.co.uk for more information about how we can support you with this. We can also talk to you about training or EAP awareness sessions.

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