EMCOR UK initiated a three-year collaboration with Mind, commencing January 2017, to raise awareness, promote understanding, and provide support to the company’s employees about mental health and wellbeing.
In May 2017, 60+ EMCOR UK staff members volunteered to become company Mind Champions responsible for raising funds and awareness to fellow employees located throughout the UK at a large number of customer and EMCOR UK locations.
EMCOR UK has an on-going, bi-monthly campaign amongst its employees to raise awareness regarding the importance of mental health and provide Mind helpline phone numbers.
At least one in six people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week, and one in four people will experience a mental health issue in any given year in the UK.
Moreover, a representative survey of 1,000 UK employees conducted by BMG Research in March 2017 has found that one third of days off at work in the UK are taken as a direct result of work-related pressure or stress.
Given this research, EMCOR UK is pleased to be able to support Mind in their aim to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.