Helping our Group Income Protection customers get the right mental health support as early as possible.
According to Mind, 1 in 6 people experience a mental health problem like anxiety and depression each week.1 While employers want to do the best for their staff, we know that tackling mental health in the workplace, and knowing where to turn for the right support can be difficult and confusing.
What are the challenges faced by the workplace in supporting Mental Health?
As a HR Director what would you like to be able to offer your staff?
Unum’s Mental Health Pathway is a set of services you can access to support your workplace or an individual employee.
It provides quick and easy access to comprehensive support for any mental health issue or query, whether that’s developing a mentally healthy and resilient workplace, creating a broader workplace wellbeing plan, or supporting someone who is struggling or off work with a specific mental health issue.
One of our trained health professionals will contact you within 48 hours to discuss your needs.
We offer a bespoke mental health and wellbeing consultation service. We can review your current mental health and wellbeing initiatives, and support you to:
Click here for more information on how we can help or email the Pathway at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your consultation.
Quick access to specialist support when mental health or wellbeing concerns are first raised.
If the early window of opportunity for addressing mental health problems is missed, it can trigger a domino effect. A problem can escalate to the point where someone no longer feels able to continue with their normal life, including their ability to work. Early support can address any issues more easily and help prevent longer-term problems.
If you’re unsure which services you need or have a mental health-related question, contact us at email@example.com to speak directly to one of our specialist teams.
With stress and mental health problems becoming a growing concern in the workplace, it's important to know how best to support your employees and your business.
The Mental Health Pathway can provide employers with:
1) Holistic and preventative support on any issue related to mental health in the workplace, such as:
A new service being offered through our Pathway is a tailored 90-day mental health at work plan which our specialists can develop through one-to-one consultations with your business. The aim of the plan is to bring all components of a workplace mental health strategy together and help employers with the resources to deliver it effectively. It also focuses on building resilience and encouraging people to look for support before a problem feels too big.
2) Early intervention support where an employee is struggling with their mental health.
Contacting the Pathway as soon as you spot one of your employees struggling at work can help prevent temporary symptoms from becoming bigger or longer-term mental health problems. It can also help maintain employees in their roles, perhaps with adjustments, negating the need for extended absence.
All employees will experience distress at some point – whether that's a bereavement, relationship breakdown or some other occurrence – for which they will require understanding and the right kind of support to ensure their continued well-being.
But when experiencing a mental health concern like stress, anxiety or mood change, it can be difficult to access effective support.
Employees contacting the pathway as soon as they recognise they are struggling with their mental health can help prevent burnout, stress or anxiety from becoming long-term conditions that cause prolonged time off work.
2 Thriving at work - Stevenson / Farmer Oct 2017
3 The Prince’s Responsible Business Network – Time to take ownership – Mental health at work report 2019
4 The Prince’s Responsible Business Network – Time to take ownership – Mental health at work report 2019