DataLase prioritises mental health first aid training
29 September 2022
DataLase, the global leader in Photonic Printing solutions, has recently taken steps to ensure that it has a trained mental health first aider available on site to recognise the signs that someone may need support with their mental health and to offer assistance. Hannah Roscoe, the company’s HR manager, recently completed the Mental Health First Aid Two-Day course from MHFA England and is now suitably qualified.
The impact of mental health on businesses across the UK amounts to £34.9 billion every year, mainly due to loss of productivity. This equates to 72 million working days being lost each year due to mental health issues, or as much as £1300 per employee every single year.
One of the most effective ways to safeguard employees and reduce these costs is to provide proper mental first aid training in the workplace. Mental health first aid is knowing how to spot the signs and symptoms of common mental health concerns, and assisting people in need of help. With trained staff members, businesses can support staff and reduce the financial impact of mental health by up to 30%.
“As a business, we are constantly reviewing what we can do to support our employees’ health and wellbeing,” said Datalase’s Hannah Roscoe. “Statistically, one in four of us will experience a mental health issue in any given year. It's important therefore that we recognise that people have a lot going on in their lives, not just from a work perspective.
“I asked myself, in my role as HR manager, if an individual came to me struggling with their mental health, would I have the skills and knowledge to help that person in the best way possible? I decided to attend mental health first aid to improve my knowledge and understanding on mental health to provide the best support I could. It’s so important we all look after our mental health, recognising signs and knowing where to turn is vital,” she added.
A trained Mental Health First Aider can start productive conversations about mental health, be a role model for how to manage mental health, promote a greater understanding of the importance of mental health, and play a significant part in ending stigma and discrimination around mental health in the workplace. To find out more visit https://mhfaengland.org/
DataLase is the leading global Photonic Printing Solutions company. Headquartered in the UK, DataLase delivers revolutionary inkless printing solutions for products and packaging based on its patented laser-reactive colour change pigment technology. To find out more about DataLase visit www.DataLase.com.
Notes to Editor:
Headquartered in the UK, DataLase is the leading global Photonic Printing solutions company, delivering revolutionary inkless printing solutions for products and packaging based on its patented laser-reactive colour change pigment technology.
Its portfolio includes the DataLase Case Coding Solution that delivers a fast and highly efficient method of applying variable information onto a variety of packaging substrates, including corrugated boxes and shelf ready packaging. Their Product Coding Solution offers brands in multiple market sectors, a highly efficient coding and marking system, that includes a number of Pigment Solutions as well as a Masterbatch Additive that is designed for integration into plastic products and packaging.
Both coding solutions offer a range of advantages, including proven reliability, flexibility and high-quality coding, as well as sustainable benefits, such as SKU reduction and the elimination of single use plastics from the production environment.
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