World Mental Health Day
On 10th October, we celebrated World Mental Health day across the Springfield Healthcare Group. This day focuses on global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. This years theme is making mental health and wellbeing a global priority.
At Springfield, we are continually looking to invest in our teams and we want to support their wellbeing as much as we can. Acknowledging World Mental Health Day is important for us with our mission to break down the stigma around this topic. Our recent investment into Medicash, our Employee Assistance Programme, has proven to be very successful in supporting staff mental and physical wellbeing.
Staff across the Springfield group were welcomed to their shift with an array of gifts and sweet treats for them to help themselves too, and residents acknowledged the day with homemade cakes and activities to support their mental health. Adele Burton, Employee Wellbeing Lead, has been working with our teams to raise awareness of what employee wellbeing in the workplace is. Focusing on tackling any issues that cause poor wellbeing, both physically and mentally and striving to introduce new initiatives to improve employee wellbeing across the group.
We want our teams to be able to talk about any worries or concerns and to know that we will do all we can to help and support. Springfield want to break the stigma attached to needing and asking for help – we all need help and reassurance without any prejudice from time to time.