As well as being Mental Health Awareness Week it's also Business Continuity Week.
So what do businesses need to maintain continuity of their business:
The other thing they need is people, us, the ones who work there, or are customers.
I may be wrong (because I'm no expert in business continuity as you can tell) but if your staff can't come to work or their work is affected due to mental health issues then I assume that's a business continuity risk. I
We have fire drills a few times a year because we understand the consequences of fire.
We have computer security and virus software because we understand the consequence of breach.
Do we do enough to ensure business continuity for when our people might not be there?
The following is a lift from the HSE website
We have DSE assessments and chairs with 5 star bases and adjustable lumber support to help ensure that we don't get musculoskeletal disorders, but that's only the silver medal cause of days lost and risk to business continuity.
So do we do enough for mental health? Do you? Does the company you work for?
Why not make sure you have a mental health discussion every time there is a fire drill, or every time your computer installs some new virus software, or every time security challenge you for not wearing your name badge.
This needs to be talked about every day, ands to become normal, like fire drills are.
Mr Paul Wyse