Workplace Mental Health Award sponsored by the Cardinal Clinic and the Institute of Directors, and supported by Brighter Berkshire
The Workplace Mental Health Award is sponsored by the Cardinal Clinic and IoD Berkshire and is supported by Brighter Berkshire.
Cardinal Clinic is a leading independent mental health clinic based in Windsor. With over 40 years’ experience, the organisation is dedicated to helping people struggling with mental health issues by providing treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs to help them on their road to recovery.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) has been supporting businesses and the people who run them since 1903. As the UK’s longest-running organisation for professional leaders, it is dedicated to supporting its members, encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promoting responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.
Brighter Berkshire, a community led and organised year-long initiative, aims to help raise awareness of mental health issues, reduce stigma associated with mental health and improve access to help and support to people who need it.
Cardinal Clinic, The IoD Berkshire and Brighter Berkshire will be looking for companies which have a positive attitude towards mental health issues and which have made provision for staff dealing with mental health issues, reduce stigma associated with mental health and have taken steps to encourage healthy working patterns.
Entries can be backed up with case studies and examples of when staff have benefited from the applicant’s positive attitude to mental health.
Andy Silvester, deputy director of policy, IoD said: “Mental Health is a subject currently at the core of most businesses. As the IoD is a membership organisation that supports businesses and their employees, we are proud supporters of the Workplace Mental Health Award. In the modern world, the old definition of ‘health and safety’ looks increasingly out of date. A workforce healthy in both body and mind is a more productive workforce, and business leaders have a huge part to play in creating a more open culture around an issue which touches so many of us.”