How we've helped Business Mental Wellbeing
A business-to-business model that works to deliver a mental wellbeing strategy to ensure staff are looked after.
The Skills Hub do, essentially, the same role that I provide for a business. They are that external set of eyes, the critical individual who builds trust and can make a business aware of where any gaps may be. You simply cannot see everything and be on top of all that you are doing, so having that sounding board to help see the things you can’t is essential.
How we helped
Craig Fearn is a man on a mission. That mission: to change the face of mental wellbeing within businesses across Cornwall, and beyond and to give people-first businesses around the world the practical tools they need to safeguard the wellbeing of their staff.
Business Mental Wellbeing works to increase a business’s knowledge of the important role that mental health plays within the workplace. To help staff maintain optimum wellbeing, Craig delivers workshops on practical ways to manage stress, mentoring programmes and, new for 2021, support packages for staff struggling with the transition from home-based working back to the workplace.
While there is no doubt that COVID-19 has placed an increased emphasis on our mental health, there has been a movement gathering pace for some time now that has bumped it further up the agenda.
Through Business Mental Wellbeing, Craig hopes to ditch the stigma and let people know that it’s ok to not be ok.
“A lot of businesses just don’t know what to do. These are well-meaning businesses who value their staff, but they still come to me asking the question of what they should be doing when it comes to staff wellbeing,” he said.
A lot of the options available are ‘off the shelf’, but Craig works holistically across a whole organisation. By getting the buy-in of senior leadership teams, everyone in the business understands that their own mental wellbeing is the highest priority, and is being taken seriously, by the company they work for.
It’s not the kind of thing that can be done following a two-minute conversation over the phone, it is something that needs the allocation of time and resources to produce something that lasts.
Since 2020 Craig has been delivering programmes to hospitality and food and beverage organisations across the UK and America. During these board-level discussions Craig has seen an opportunity with his business, to address the need for mental health support at the C-Suite level as opposed to being reactive to request for one-to-one staff mentoring.
Craig approached the Skills Hub for assistance in finding training to enable him to better speak the boardroom language.
“Whilst individuals and businesses are very much looking to provide the best wellbeing support for their teams, when it escalates further up the chain you realise that the business is responsible to many different stakeholders. For me, I’ve decided that I need to look at the boardroom and make this more of a pressing topic.
“My personal mission is to make mental wellbeing about more than token gestures, ensuring its long-term benefits are felt long after my work with a business finishes,” he said.
On his time working with the Skills Hub, Craig acknowledged that the work undertaken by the team is not too dissimilar to that of his own.
“The Skills Hub do, essentially, the same role that I provide for a business. They are that external set of eyes, the critical individual who builds trust and can make a business aware of where any gaps may be. You simply cannot see everything and be on top of all that you are doing, so having that sounding board to help see the things you can’t is essential,” he said.
|Business name||Business Mental Wellbeing|
|Contact number||07738 419446|