The importance of mental well-being in the workplace is rising high on the agenda. Almost 15% of people experience mental health problems in the workplace with 12.7% of all sickness absence days taken in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions. Better mental health support in the workplace could save UK businesses up to £8 billion a year.
As businesses inevitably feel the pressure to support their employees well-being, it can be hard to know which of the possible initiatives will make a lasting impact. We believe this shouldn’t be a box-ticking exercise and provide a unique opportunity to directly support employees.
There’s a compelling case for investing in early intervention and prevention. Deloitte pointed to as much as 9:1 ROI on an enterprise-wide approach of mental health interventions at work.
For a low-cost investment businesses can fund places on our events for colleagues struggling with existing mental health conditions, or who would benefit from early intervention and extra support. Bursary places can also be funded to provide a wider CSR and community benefit.
Alex explains how 'Mind Over Mountains' can help you and your colleagues feel better about mental health
Alex is an adversity adventurer, keynote speaker, published author and charity fundraiser from Chester. Aged 23, he is the fastest person ever to climb all 100 UK county tops in 72 days with his Climb The UK challenge in 2017, raising over £25,000 for Young Minds UK and winning Pride of Britain 'Regional Fundraiser of the Year'.
His outdoor journey began in the Lake District as a way to overcome personal adversity and has since attempted to climb Mount Everest twice.
Alex has openly suffered with depression, anxiety and an eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, for over six years. He set up 'Mind Over Mountains C.I.C' in May 2019 to help more people benefit from the outdoors too. Alex is an ambassador for Westgrove Group, PHASE Worldwide, YHA England & Wales and Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports.