Mental Health Awareness Week is focussing on the dangers of stress this year. This annual event not only aims to raise awareness of mental health issues, but also to encourage people to have open discussions on the topic, both inside and outside of the workplace.
At Rostrum, we really care about the mental wellbeing of all our employees. With two-thirds of us likely to experience a mental health problem in our lifetime, we believe that our mental wellbeing should be openly talked about and never considered a taboo subject. We encourage open discussions about any problems that our employees are facing by holding monthly check-ins with all staff, rather than waiting six months or a year to see how they’re getting on. These regular conversations provide an opportunity to discuss any issues that could be causing our employees stress or other mental health problems.
We also try to make our workplace as stress-free as possible. Rostrum employees benefit from a healthy team breakfast and lunch every week, as well as other perks such as ‘Bring Your Pet to Work’ day, 25 days of holiday a year (unlimited once you’ve been with us 3 years!) plus your birthday off, as well as social activities ranging from team drinks and crazy golf to picnics at the beach and trips to the cinema. We hope that all of these factors help to create an environment where stress is reduced and employees feel free to talk openly about any problems they’re having.
If you’d like to find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week and how to tackle stress, have a look at: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week, or if you’re interested in becoming part of the Rostrum team, drop us your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org