We hope, as an employer, that this subject matter has piqued your interest. If you are looking to support your employees at work, then there are multiple steps you can take and programmes you can implement to help. If you are looking for a great way to complement your EAP (employee assistance programmes), support for managers or other specialist employee wellbeing services, why not consider implementing a workplace peer support programme? Peer support is a safe place for an employee to speak with someone who has experienced a similar issue.
Here at Unmasked Mental Health and Wellbeing in Halifax, we have noticed that Peer Support Programmes for employees have been growing in popularity in recent years, as more and more businesses are taking bigger steps to support their employees and promote employee wellbeing. But what exactly are the benefits of Peer Support you may ask?
The benefits of a Peer Support Programme are well documented and have become firmly embedded in the emergency services, NGOs, media organisations and other high-risk organisations. Though even the most comprehensive and considered peer-support programme should not replace or resemble your organisation’s professional or HR support strategy, a Peer Support Programme can help companies across various different sectors in encouraging and enabling staff to support each other.
Well-being reviews are meetings which provide employees the opportunity to discuss any issues they have in relation to their mental well-being with a trained professional. These reviews focus on the following:
Following the meeting, the employee and employer will receive an overview of the discussion. This will contain details of any recommendations made by the person undertaking the review.
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