Valuing the Importance of Mental Health in the Workplace

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Valuing the Importance of Mental Health in the Workplace

At Oracle, we prioritise looking after our employees and ensuring everybody is happy. From daily checks on workload, a simple ‘how are you today?’, open conversations on how to deal with stress and incentives such as early finishes, we value positive mental health in our company. Most recently, our Operations Manager, Joann Frame, successfully completed a course in Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace.

The course, part of the NCFE CACHE and organised by Nescot College, saw Joann take part in a series of online training sessions, quizzes and research. The topics covered included how to notice signs of poor mental health in colleagues, the best way to approach a colleague about their mental health and ways in which we can make the office a calm, positive place. Joann enjoyed expanding her skills and knowledge of these issues and achieved a Level 2 certificate in understanding mental health first aid and advocacy in the workplace.

On her new qualification, Joann comments: “It is so important to look out for one another in the office and in day-to-day life. I was delighted to be given the opportunity to complete this course as it’s something I am personally interested in but also, I know how crucial it is to have someone in the office that people feel comfortable to talk to. I learnt so much on the course and feel confident in the new skills I have acquired. As a Mental Health First Aider and Advocate, I want to continue making the Oracle office a place where people are happy, feel listened to and cared for, and where they enjoy working.”

As a company, we are proud of Joann’s achievement and value her dedication to ensuring the office is a safe, happy and healthy place for everyone. As part of our ESG commitments, we continue to focus on how we can help our employees, our local community and our surrounding environment in the best way we can.