Richard Rutnagur of the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and representatives from two SMEs explain the personal and professional importance of mental health and share principles that can help all organisations to develop their own mental-health plans.
The events of the pandemic elevated the subject of mental health and how it directly impacts our personal lives, business productivity and organisational performance.
However, for many organisations, particularly SMEs without dedicated HR support, implementing a plan for workplace wellbeing can seem like a daunting and complicated prospect.
In this special edition of the Ask ICAS series, Richard Rutnagur, the Director at SAMH with overall responsibility for mental health in the workplace, revealed how organisations of all types and size can develop their own mental-health plan, sharing the basic principles, practical steps and guidance to help you get there.
Richard was joined by Louise McCosh, Managing Director of FD People and HR Director at French Duncan, and Mairi Day, a Partner at Digby Brown solicitors, representing two SMEs that have recently developed their own mental health plans. Louise and Mairi shared insight on their experiences with supporting staff wellbeing and revealed the processes that went into establishing their programmes.
Watch the video or read the summary below to learn more.