How can we help improve your staff’s mental health?

Mental health is extremely important and having a supportive working environment is vital. We understand working in a school can be stressful, from increasing budget pressures to preparing children for their futures. An annual survey has found 78% of 3,000 staff across the UK are stressed. This is undeniably high and is rising year on year.

So how can taking an insurance policy support a healthier workforce?

Taking a policy with Harrington Bates provides a wealth of award-winning occupational health and wellbeing. Anybody part of your staff absence insurance will automatically get access to a wide range of support, and you can even look to include whole school wellbeing so everyone can reap the benefits!

Who are Smart Clinic?

Smart Clinic are the amazing company who provide occupational health and wellbeing services alongside our sickness policy. The services they provide include, but are not limited to:

  • Pre-placement screenings
  • 24-7 employee assistance line
  • Menopause counselling and support
  • Physiotherapy
  • Counselling
  • Stress management

Hop on to their website to read about all the fantastic things they are doing within schools 

How else can occupational health and wellbeing help? 

Staff absences can have a detrimental impact on students and colleagues, and it also has financial implications of having to find cover or supply staff. However, Smart Clinic are there to support staff members back to work and, in some cases, prevent the absence from occurring!

Staff are able to access all the occupational health and wellbeing without being absent or have the need to contact the school as they will have their own access to the Smart Clinic client area. Therefore, it provides extremely good support from the outset which limits the risk of longer-term absences, benefiting both the staff member and the school!

If you would like to look at taking a policy with us so your staff can benefit greatly from the above, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we would be more than happy to help!