What untapped talent could you potentially miss out on by discounting an applicant with mental ill-health?
How much more valued would a current employee feel if they were offered the right support while suffering from anxiety, depression or stress?
70% of people with mental health problems say that they have been put off applying for jobs for fear of unfair treatment. They worry that the stigma and misconceptions surrounding their conditions will be a barrier to employment.
Having a positive attitude towards employing people with mental health issues and creating better working conditions for existing employees who develop them is best.
As such, we have developed an employers' pack which gives helpful guidance and advice on recruiting and supporting people with mental ill-health in the workplace.
You can download our FREE resource by clicking here.
Where can I go for extra help?
If you are an employer, a recruiter or a manager of people you may find that advisory bodies can be helpful when supporting employees who have mental ill-health or a learning disability. To view a list of organisations who are commited to giving you helpful advice and support, click here.
Corporate Partnership and you...
Did you know that one in four
of your employees will experience mental ill-health over the course of the year?
We already have a long list of employers who have made the important decision to become Corporate Partners of our campaign because they share our view that there is no place for stigma in the workplace
. You can read more about these organisations here.
As a responsible and socially-conscious employer, we want you to follow the excellent example set by companies such as Best Buy Europe and become an Official Corporate Partner
of our campaign too.
It doesn’t cost anything
to do this and you can read more about the next steps by clicking here.
Free e-Newsletter for Our Corporate Partners
We are delighted to present the very first edition of ‘Make Stigma Your Business’ – our brand-new Corporate Partner e-newsletter - for you to share across your organisation. This publication is designed to help you to embed the values of our award-winning ‘Sticks and Stones’ campaign, which is challenging stigma, in your workplace.
Inside You Will Find:
- Examples of best practice happening right now in some of your workplaces
- Hints and tips on how to recruit and support people with mental ill-health and learning disabilities
- Real-life employee and employer interviews
- Current news relating to mental ill-health and stigma
We would love to share news of initiatives around our ‘Sticks and Stones’ campaign that are taking place within your organisation in a future edition of ‘Make Stigma Your Business’.
Click here to download Issue One of 'Make Stigma Your Business'
FREE merchandise for your organisation...
We have a range of FREE branded campaign merchandise, including pens, wristbands, stickers, posters and pledge forms for your organisation. Click here to request your free merchandise via email or call us on 01925 664002.