Mental Health Specialist Training Programme Introduced in ICTS UK & Ireland

It is currently Mental Health Awareness Week (9 - 15 May 2022) in the UK, an opportunity to raise awareness of issues surrounding mental health and to encourage change. As an organisation, we are committed to fostering good mental health and wellbeing and doing what we can to promote it within the workplace.

The pandemic and lockdown, coupled with the uncertainty and concern around our current geopolitical situation, has generated a whole mix of emotions. For many, this has created stress, anxiety, and the accentuation of underlying conditions which were perhaps previously manageable.

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for 2022 we are rolling out a Mental Health specialist training programme for our Leaders and Managers. It is our goal to have teams of Mental Health First Aiders in our sites of operation throughout the UK and Ireland, there to support and make a difference.

This training will allow our people to feel more confident around the subject of mental health. It will also highlight the policies and provide our Leaders and Managers with the skills to approach difficult conversations with compassion and openness. Our First Aiders, assisted by Mental Health Champions in every Division of the business, will act as a first point of contact and provide support and guidance to their colleagues.

Together, we will make a difference.