Perhaps most often linked with Winston Churchill the image of the black dog of depression is one that we have all become more familiar with over recent years as mental health has gained more attention in the media.
At Ginger Dog Development we're keen to tackle the stigma and impact of the Black Dog and other mental health conditions. We have a specialism and significant experience in creating mentally healthy organisations. It’s something we have life experience in and that we are enormously passionate about.
1 In 4 British workers are affected by conditions like anxiety, depression and stress every year
Mental ill-health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, costing an average of £1,035 per employee per year
95% of employees calling in sick with stress give a different reason
48% of employees said they would not talk to their employer about their mental health
What are you doing about mental health in your organisation? Wherever you’re at in your journey towards creating a more mentally healthy organisation we can help.
As always we’ll work with you to identify what you need before designing and delivering impactful interventions that will make a difference. These might include:
Working with you to create robust and supportive policies and procedures
Helping to develop a strategy for your business to raise awareness and tackle stigma attached to mental health
Developing the skills of your managers so that they are able to identify when and how to have a conversation about mental health
Developing your HR team to be able to support the rest of the business appropriately
Running workshops to raise employee awareness of mental health or to offer tools and techniques for developing resilience and mental toughness