April 2021 | Stress Awareness Month

Ramona Hart Ramona Hart Monday, 8 Mar 2021

This month is Stress Awareness Month, and according to stress.org.uk:

Research identified that 65% of people in the UK have felt more stressed since the COVID-19 restrictions began in March 2020.  The three key causes for concern are feelings of disconnection, uncertainty, and a worrying loss of control.
At CIS we are taking advantage of Stress Awareness Month to enforce the importance of employees having the correct resources to reduce stress and feeling confident discussing with a Manager when feeling abnormally stressed.
After a recent Wellbeing survey, 90% of CIS employees felt that we have a supportive work culture, and 87% felt supported if they are feeling unhappy at work, which are some amazingly positive insights we are proud of.
From giving our people access to HSF health plans with 24-hour helplines, to changing our appraisal system to a more relaxed conversational approach (Meaningful Performance Conversations), we are continuously reviewing new ways to support our workforce.
As an employer, we feel it is our responsibility to remain educated on Stress, Mental Health, and Well-being, as well as playing a part in helping people get back on track from the many personal setbacks that may have been encountered during the pandemic. We have a growing number of employees within our Management Team who have undergone vigorous training and are now qualified Mental Health First Aiders for additional support to our Officers.
We will be posting Stress Awareness content throughout April on our Social Media platforms so make sure you stay connected with us and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn!






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