Article 17 May 2023

Let’s talk about mental health and wellbeing

It’s never been more important to talk about mental health, especially when you consider 1 in 6.8 people (14.7%) experience mental-ill health in the workplace (source 2023).

This is particularly true for our colleagues in the Security industry, who work in dangerous environments where the ongoing threat of violence and abuse is a day-to-day concern. According to a recent report, published by the University of Portsmouth, more than 40% of security officers suffer with symptoms of PTSD.

That’s why, here at Mitie, we’re keen to keep the conversation going beyond mental health week. We’re committed to investing in resources to help our colleagues prioritise and maintain their wellbeing.

Join us

In partnership with The Security Institute, we’re hosting our United Together event on Monday 22 at 4pm – 7pm in the Shard.

You’ll hear from our expert speakers on topics such as PTSD resolution and suicide prevention. As well as hearing from Stuart Bratt from Too Tough to Care, who is a former veteran, he’ll be sharing his lived experience and signposting colleagues to additional support and services both within and outside of Mitie.

You don’t have to work in Security to attend, and the topics covered will be useful to all colleagues especially if you are experiencing mental health issues or are caring for someone with a mental health issue. Or even if you just want to understand more about taking care of your wellbeing at work.

Everyone is welcome and there will be time allocated to ask our expert panel questions.

You can register here