Blue Monday

Written by J. Crawley on Monday, 20 January 2020

The third Monday of January has been awarded the gloomy title due to a combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills.

Notoriously the time of year that a lot of people are very gloomy about while we plod through another dank January.

Nobody wants to feel this way after all the fun of Christmas but the distraction of the festive period often comes down with a bang for many people who may have other things going on behind the scenes that they’d rather not think about. For some, Christmas is not a great time of year at all.

What if that was one of your employees? Do you think you’d be able to spot whether they’re struggling? Not just because the celebrations are over for one more year – but because something else is going on that may be affecting them.

You’ve had annual appraisals for all employees and everything seems to be all good. That was months ago. You’ve reviewed your profit and perhaps some loss and have reviewed your business goals and strategy for 2020 – that all looks positive.

But have you thought about your employees?

Have you thought about how they could be much better supported in these challenging times? In these times of ever increasing political and economic turmoil for every business?

Have you budgeted for a strategy to take care of your employees’ wellbeing and mental health as well as a strategy for business growth?

For the sake of the cost of a course that take you out of the office / workplace for just 2 days, think of the longer term benefit of that cost and time that could be fed into taking more care of employees. The people that keep your business on its feet.

If you take action now in early 2020, then future Januarys could be a much different picture for your people if they know their employers care about wellbeing and mental health in times of challenges and struggles. Because we all go through it at times in our lives.

Get in touch with us to find out how JCM Medical Advisors can help you to implement Mental Health First Aid Training at work.