Workplace mental health service
- 19 Nov
Bupa is launching a service set to identify the early sings of mental illness which will increase early intervention and help employees tackle problems quickly.
The plan called Healthy Minds, intends to provide early intervention through employee engagement, online self-help programmes and round-the-clock support for people with mild to moderate psychological disorders like stress, anxiety and depression.
Employees are able to self-refer themselves to the service, without the need for a GP appointment, reports Workplace Savings and Benefits.
Bupa has said that the service was developed in acknowledgment of a lack of integration between employee assistance programme alongside client's health insurance schemes and is a response to relatively low take-up rates of existing workplace mental health service and EAPs.
This includes an engagement toolkit to promote the service and encourage uptake, a 24/7 triage service with a single point of contact for all Bupa Healthly Minds members, short-term therapy either face-to-face or via the telephone and a helpline providing financial, legal, dependent care advice and immediate resolution counselling, an online self-help programme and access to online mental wellbeing programmes.
Bupa Health Funding corporate director Patrick Watt said: "Mental health problems can have a significant impact on an organisation's performance, productivity and absence rates. Employers know that good mental health makes good business sense. But they are struggling to address the issue, which is compounded by stigma, making it hard for employees to seek help. Healthy Minds gives line managers the reassurance that their team is receiving the best possible care for recovery. It makes it easy for employees to seek help - and to feel that their mental wellbeing is clearly valued by their company."
- 11 Sep
People in Bedfordshire can find mental health support through an audio guide
The guides have been written by clinical psychologists and are available to download in print or listen to as an audio file, reports Bedfordshire News.Dr Judy Baxter, Clinical Director with BCCG and...
- 10 Sep
Police officers in Dorset to receive mental health training
The partnership with the University comes as part of the county’s Mental Health Street Triage Project. It is hoped to equip officers with improved knowledge and skills to assess members of the...
- 09 Sep
People in Peterborough can refer themselves for mental health services
Through a drive to offer support to more people and ease pressure on doctors, people living in Peterborough can self-refer themselves to mental health services, reports Peterborough Today.Dr Adrian...
- 08 Sep
The first mental health centre for men
The site has been set up by Alex Eaton, whose dad took his own life and has suffered with mental health problems himself, in Burton upon Trent, reports BBC Newsbeat.Mr Eaton said: "We are the only...
- 07 Sep
NHS trust told no mental health beds available
Dr Bohdan Solomka has said that on Sunday a lack of beds were applied across the NHS and among private providers, reports the BBC. The director of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trusts...
- 07 Sep
Over 16,000 mental health referrals for young people have been rejected
Between July last year and June this year, data from the NHS has found that Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services rejected 5,396 referrals, reports STV News.Over the last three years 16,565...
- 04 Sep
New mental health centre to open in Ardwick
Plans to build a new £6m treatment and recovery centre in Manchester have been revealed. It will be built in Ardwick and be run by Alternative Futures Group, reports the Manchester Evening...
- 03 Sep
Research finds more chance of re-offending if mental health issues are present
Research has found that ex-prisoners with mental health problems and drug and alcohol misuse are more likely to commit violent offences after release than other former prisoners, reports the...
- 02 Sep
Drop in the number of people with mental health issues held in cells
Recent figures have found that the Crisis Care Concordat has seen over 10,000 people receive care from mental health nurses with the support from police officers, reports the Burton Mail.Figures have...
- 02 Sep
Mental health social work scheme accepting applications
100 places are now available for applicants who have a 2:1 or above undergraduate degree and can demonstrate attributes such as resilience and empathy, reports Community Care.The Think Ahead...
Support Solutions 5th National Housing Support & Social Care Conference 2014 The Social and Financial return seminar was very helpful, helped me think about our approach to bidding, negotiating for funding and keeping hold of what we have! The New Technology seminar was really an eye opener- really got me thinking about potential applications for older people. P.M - Four Housing