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MALVERN FIRM MARKS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK WITH NEW STAFF WELL-BEING WORKSHOPS

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Date: 29/05/2018

Local Malvern firm, The Healthy Worker, is marking Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 with the launch of a new workshop series, dedicated to improving health and well-being in the workplace for Worcestershire based businesses.

To be held in June at the Open Space Rooms, Malvern, the workshops have been designed to help businesses understand how best to support well-being in the workplace, enabling them to recognise health concerns early, address them effectively and reduce cases of long-term sick leave as a result of mental health.
 
There is also a dedicated workshop for individuals looking to improve their own well-being.
 
Liz Preece, Founder and Managing Director of The Healthy Worker, explained: “Sickness absence costs UK businesses approximately £9 billion a year, with a further £30 billion associated with presenteeism (working whilst ill).  Over 15% of workers have a diagnosable mental health condition, so it is easy to see what a difference good employee well-being can make to any firm.”
 
With nearly 20 years’ experience as an Occupational Health Nurse, Liz Preece founded The Healthy Worker in 2013 after finding herself passionate about the number of clients with mental health concerns, and the opportunity for this to be prevented or reduced through workplaces being equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide appropriate support.
 
Since this date, the Healthy Worker has worked with a number of large organisations throughout the UK to create and manage bespoke well-being strategies, whilst supporting the development of individuals struggling with mental health.
 
Liz continued: “Mental health awareness is becoming more and more prominent in society, resulting in businesses having to look at the well-being policies they have in place. There are clear benefits for improving and supporting the health and wellbeing of staff members and I, therefore, hope our workshops can inspire local firms and individuals to get involved and develop a more positive and productive working environment.”
 
The new series of Workshops commence on Tuesday 19th June 2018 with limited spaces. To find out more and to book your place, please visit:
 
www.thehealthyworker.co.uk.