The lockdown measures put in place as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic has restricted human interaction and lead to some work-life imbalances. That's why we’ve built this permanent hub to give you and your team the resources you need to help combat the mental health and well-being related issues you’re facing right now.
Adult Mental Health First Aid training
All employers have a duty of care to support their employees’ wellbeing at the workplace. The impact of poor mental health can result in significant losses to the business through absence, reduced productivity and increased staff churn. Therefore, the REC, in its commitment to supporting the industry best practice and care, has partnered with an independent Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England approved instructor, Joanne Quinn, to deliver the Adult MHFA training course.
In Michelle’s latest video, she is joined by Matthew Bagwell who is openly and honestly talking about Men’s Mental Health. Matt is a breathwork instructor at Love to Learn to, and he delivers free classes on Twitter to help optimise physical & mental performance through breathwork.
As part of his story, Matt recognises that the subject of mental health needs to be discussed much more, particularly by men to remove the stigma around it. So, in order to raise more awareness, from September the 5th 2021, Matt is completing the Run The Country Ultra marathon where he will be attempting to raise £105,000 for CALM (£100 for every 1 kilometre) - the Campaign Against Living Miserably which is leading a movement against suicide.
We all have mental health, and as someone who really cares about more people learning the tools and techniques to avoid burn out and to live more positive lives, this is Matt’s way of celebrating positive mental health and giving back to people.
You can help this amazing endeavour by getting involved. Every day, Matt will start his run at 8:00 AM - you can join Matt on his route (for 1km or however long you can), you can sponsor a run (the cost of a lifesaving call is £8), and you can share his story so that others can get involved as well.
As recruiters, we know like no other, the affects of poor mental health, and with great initiatives like Matt’s we can support organisations to help others who are suffering. Find out more about the Run The Country Ultra and follow Matt’s journey, and importantly – get outside, do something physical to help manage your own stress and avoid burnout!
What is stress? Michelle Flynn - Stress Awareness Month
Stress management, dealing with anxiety and finding happiness
Michelle Flynn talks through techniques used to help you through stress, anxiety and finding happiness.
Mental well-being at work
Learn how to improve mental well-being at work for leaders, managers and individuals with Joanne Quinn, Founding Director of With You In Mind.
Session 1 - Leaders
Session 2 - Managers (part 1)
Session 3 - Managers (part 2)
Session 4 - Individuals (part 1)
Session 5 - Individuals (part 2)
Free Whitepaper: Mental Health in the Recruitment Sector
We joined hands with our business partner Howden to bring you this guide to support you with expert guidance and practical steps that you can take to proactively look after your employees’ mental wellbeing. Download your free copy here.
Podcast: Managing mental health featuring Rhonda D'Ambrosio
Mental well-being at home
We collaborated with Mental Health Advisor Chris Allan and Mentor and Co-founder of To Augment Bradley Placks to bring you practical guidance on how to stay well and build positive mental wellbeing while working from home. We’ve broken it down into seven short videos with an accompanying blog select any of the titles below to learn more. Please note that this content is available to REC Professionals.