With 1 in 5 people experiencing Mental Health issues in Northern Ireland, Samaritans is urging Northern Ireland businesses to acquire the skills they need to engage with their employees on a deeper, more productive level In today’s fast-paced and demanding work environments, mental wellbeing is more important than ever and this Mental Health awareness week, Samaritans Northern Ireland is proud to announce its commitment to prioritising mental health awareness training in the workplace. “Amidst the pressures of deadlines, targets, and expectations, employees often face significant mental health challenges and the costs to business are steep: low employee productivity, absenteeism, high turnover, lost potential”; says Samaritans NI Regional Director Marcella Taylor  “Samaritans training initiative uniquely delivered by our skilled and rigorously trained volunteers, covers everything businesses need to know about supporting people at work.


Employers will acquire the skills to engage with employees on a deeper, more productive level. We have the experience and expertise to tailor mental health training to fit different ways of working and the advantages to business are immense.” says Marcella.

‘Stress, anxiety, and burnout can negatively impact productivity, morale, and overall well-being. However, by fostering a culture of understanding and support, organisations can create environments where employees feel valued, heard, and empowered. Building a company culture centred on wellbeing and preventative, proactive care, it can improve staff resilience and retention. Creating that open, supportive culture also highlights the integrity of your organisation,” Says Marcella.

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Wesley Wilson of The Samaritans with Megan Hamill, David Reed and Rachel Martin from Pro Paramedics Belfast

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Mental Health In The Workplace – A Crucial Investment

With 1 in 5 people experiencing Mental Health issues in Northern Ireland, Samaritans is urging Northern Ireland businesses to acquire the skills they need to engage with their employees on a deeper, more productive level In today’s fast-paced and demanding work environments, mental wellbeing is