DSSR recognises the importance of talking about mental health, breaking the stigmas surrounding the topic, and treating it the same as we would physical health.Mental health problems exist in our lives, families, workplaces and communities, impacting everyone.

In years gone by, employers who wanted to be more pro-active in terms of supporting their employees’ mental health would provide on-site counselling or annual seminars on this topic. These methods do have some impact, but rely of staff being physically present on the workplace; many workplaces have already changed to accommodate more flexible working patterns, including remote working and hybrid working. At DSSR we have recognised this and are reviewing what else we can do to effectively support our staff. - Fiona Eadie | DSSR HR Manager

World Mental Health Day is a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling.

As the Mental Health Foundation says:

We must do as much as possible to prevent mental ill-health – as individuals and as a society. Protecting our mental health is easier than you might think. We can all do it, every day and with simple activities that help us feel OK, we’re better able to cope with life.
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