What is it?
There is clear evidence of the increasing cost and therefore relevance to UK businesses associated with the mental health and wellbeing of the workforce.
The authoritative Stevenson & Farmer Review highlights employer responsibilities.
The Report was commissioned by Government and part of its vision is that from 2020:
“every one of us should have the knowledge, tools and confidence to understand and look after our own mental health and the mental health of those around us”
“all organisations, whatever their size, will be equipped with the awareness and tools to not only address but prevent mental ill-health caused or worsened by work”
Prevention is always better than cure and therefore building the overall resilience of the workforce is something that constitutes both commercial common sense and a moral imperative.
COSAC has commissioned the best available professional expertise in the development of its Resilience Builder online course. The product has been designed as an entry level awareness and practical application tool. It is fully interactive, can be completed within an hour and its purpose is to be used either as a standalone opportunity for employees, or incorporated as part of a wider organisational Mental Health Support Plan.
Effective deployment of Resilience Builder requires two things:
- Free course completion and evaluation by company HR staff; followed by,
- Buy-in from senior management for funding approval AND for an hour of time in work for employees to complete it.
By senior management approving procurement of the course and HR leads promoting its completion on work time, the company is able to demonstrate a tangible duty of care to its people. As a direct result of this commitment, companies can also accrue the secondary benefit of demonstrating that they are leading on best mental health practice to their own clients and customers. Feedback will also be provided back to senior management via HR on the completion of the course by the workforce.
Resilience Builder retails at just £25 + VAT per course and whilst the standard purchase is normally a minimum of 10 vouchers per company, bespoke packages can be arranged by negotiation. Discounts available on all purchases over 50 vouchers.