The Human Resources Advisor presented the Mental Wellbeing at Work Policy. It was anticipated that the introduction of the policy would raise awareness of mental health, remove its associated stigma and improve the wellbeing of staff by building resilience.
The Human Resources Advisor responded to questions raised by Members and advised that suicide awareness was not within the policy but could be considered in the future. She explained that the policy was the start of a plan of mental health initiatives and a ‘time to talk’ pledge.
Members welcomed the policy and agreed that it was a positive step forward in providing guidance and understanding of mental wellbeing.
RESOLVED – That the Mental Wellbeing at Work Policy and procedure, at Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.