Former professional boxer and world champion, Ricky Hatton, MBE, meets 2018 Not A Red Card award winners, Rhondda Housing Association (RHA) to learn about why they won the award and what they are doing to protect their team’s mental health.
Ricky Hatton meets Gemma Clark, Operations Health & Safety Manager at Rhondda Housing Association, who shares insights about what support is available and advice on welcoming someone back to work who has been absent due to mental ill health.
Ricky Hatton meets Simone Devinett, Community Engagement Team Leader at Rhondda Housing Association (RHA), to talk about how to encourage open and honest conversations about mental health in the workplace and how to support someone who is struggling.
Let’s talk.Ask yourself: Would you talk with your manager if you had a physical illness or injury such as broken leg? Of course, it could affect job performance. Would you receive support from colleagues and family?
Over the past few years there has been a seismic change in our attitudes towards mental health. Celebrities and Sports stars such as Gabby Logan, Nigel Owens and Helen-Richardson Walsh sharing their stories have helped in part, to reduce the stigma surrounding speaking out about mental health issues.
The numbers of employees forced to stop work as a result of mental health problems were 50% higher than for those with physical health conditions. costing the UK economy of poor mental health now stands at £99billion.
Double Olympic Champion, Lizzy Yarnold OBE is the latest sports star to encourage action in tackling the stigma surrounding talking about mental health in the workplace.
In the latest episode of Not A Red Card, former Rugby Union World Cup champion, Will Greenwood reminds Mike about the importance of encouraging conversations around mental health and making employees aware of the support available, if they are struggling.
We spoke with Will Greenwood on his experiences with mental health, and how good practices on the rugby field can also be used to overcome mental health off the field in the working environment.