With over 600,000 cases of work related stress in 2018/19 and one in six British workers said to experience depression and anxiety, Mewies & Co has hosted a team mental health workshop in response to recognising the impact of mental ill health.
“Here at Mewies & Co we recognise the importance of mental health,” says Dan Mewies, founder of Mewies & Co and Authentic Beauty Concept Ambassador. “We hosted a workshop with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England to protect the minds of our team during this uncertain time and we can see the benefits lasting well beyond lockdown.
“The mental health education seminar built our awareness personally during this difficult time and also for when we’re looking ahead and can open our doors to our loyal clients. With MHFA instructor Richard Pope, we talked about what fills our ‘personal stress container’, how we learn to realise these pressures and helpful coping mechanisms.”
Dan believes this education will help to build a happier team and a more proactive business. Putting the session into practice, Mewies & Co are taking three simple steps to move forward:
Introduce the idea of talking about mental health
Through quality training, empower employees to support each
Keep disseminating skills and awareness
“As an organisation we’ve invested in developing our teams understanding of mental health awareness and have since decided to invest further and fund a member of the team to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider for Mewies & Co and to encourage our open door policy,” adds Dan. “As a team we can’t wait to see our clients again and give them all the boost they deserve. Using lockdown the best way we can our hairdressing skills will be better than ever and also our mental health. As a result we will be here to listen and carry on our incredible Mewies & Co salon experience.”