Being mentally healthy doesn’t just mean that you don’t have a mental health problem. Good mental health, allows you to:
- reach your full potential
- cope with life’s ups and downs
- play an active part in your family, workplace, community or among friends.
Mental health or well-being is just as important as good physical health. Mental health is everyone’s business. We all go through times when we feel down, stressed or anxious. Most of the time, those feelings pass, but sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us. We are all different. You may bounce back quickly from a setback while someone else may be weighed down by it for a long time. Your mental health isn’t always the same. It can change as circumstances change and as you move through different stages of your life. Unfortunately, there’s a stigma attached to mental health problems. This means that people feel uncomfortable about them. Many people don’t even feel comfortable talking about their feelings, but it’s healthy to know and say how you’re feeling.
Stateside Foods’ Commitment to Your Mental Health
Stateside Foods is committed to the mental wellbeing and resilience of its whole team. Pro-active management of employee emotional health is a priority for us. It is Stateside Foods Policy that every employee can easily and quickly access the support they need for their mental wellbeing. Stateside Foods have many resources in our State of Mind wellbeing programme to support our employees, helping them to build resilience both personally and within their teams. Our Mental Health training equips our managers with the skills to quickly identify mental health issues within their teams, and teaches the importance of non-judgemental listening, understanding and signposting to the appropriate professional help. In addition, our Mental Health First Aiders, On-site Counselling and our Confidential Employee Assistance Programme are there to encourage our employees to talk about how they are feeling, helping them to take the important first steps to recovery. Removing the stigma of mental health issues and promoting mental wellbeing are fundamental elements of Stateside Food’s health and wellbeing strategy.