When there is such an overwhelming mental health crisis, the more companies and individuals who play a role to help combat it, the better. Incept is one of these companies, and their perspective on the seriousness of employees mental health is really having a positive impact.
Prevention is the Name of the Game
Incept has stated that they are mindful of the fact that: “there are major consequences for those who do not receive treatment for their mental health; in fact, individuals that do not get treatment have an increased likelihood of substance abuse, incarceration, and even suicide” – all of which it aims to prevent happening to its employees.
An Employer with a Difference
In its drive to offer its employees encouragement, support, and a pathway for seeking help, the company has recently initiated various on-site assistance programs, some of which involve talking with a professional. These can be used by employees whenever the feel the need to discuss any mental health issues they may be experiencing.
Coleman Professional Services
Incept employees now have the opportunity to participate with Coleman Professional Services, twice every week, which is an excellent time frame. Coleman’s licensed and knowledgeable staff members are there to empower the employees with interventions, an abundance of easy to understand resources, and vocational and prevention skills training. – All of which are highly beneficial. The organization’s evidence-based practices give the staff the means to ameliorate their mental health, while simultaneously providing an indispensable support system that can be accessed immediately.
A Company Which Looks Outside the Box
Sam Falletta, Incept’s CEO, stated: “We deeply believe in creating a workplace that delivers on our purpose of helping our employees become the best possible version of themselves. We have seen first-hand that people reach their highest potential when they develop themselves as a person, not just as a worker, particularly in the areas of mental health, self-confidence and resilience. After testing several other community-based options, we felt the best way to deliver those services was within the business as opposed to just referring employees elsewhere”. In regard to referrals, it is unlikely that a large percentage of mental health sufferers would be so keen on seeking help, if it was not so easily accessible within the workplace.
Further, Allison McConnell, Incept’s Employee Results Director, noted: “We’ve already received very positive feedback from the employees who have participated in these initiatives. Participants have cited decreased stress, increased action towards their goals, and greater feelings of resilience and optimism about their future – all factors we know drive increased performance and engagement in the workplace. We are excited to see how these continued efforts can impact the lives of our current and future employees”. And it is this all round win-win situation that should inspire other companies across the length and breath of the country, to follow suit.
Shirley Amy is a Holistic Health Specialist and professional writer who’s published 4 books. Her interests include optimum wellness, mental health, fitness, and positive lifestyle change. She holds University and College qualifications in the fields of Health Science, Nutrition, Mental Health, Fitness, Holistic Therapy and Aromatherapy.