per annum is the financial cost of mental ill-health according to the Centre for Mental Health, with
working days lost
Business leaders are identifying that all of these are a huge cost to business: Time off due to stress Presenteeism Low self-esteem Workplace conflict Sleepless nights Poor stamina/motivation Staff turnover
Stress in the Workplace
working days were lost in 2016/17 due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety
Choices Trainingand Development
A wellbeing and productivity programme to attract, recruit, retain and support managers and employees.
Choices Training and Development (CT&D) helps you increase resilience and productivity by providing management skills and methodology to tackle stress and manage change effectively proactively! This well-being intervention reduces stress, sickness absence rates, staff attrition and the cost of re-recruitment. It also helps businesses fulfill Corporate Social Responsibilities and give back to society as Safe New Futures charity is supported by CT&D.
Comments from delegates:
"I've learnt how I process things and I've allowed that to bolster my self-esteem." "It has made me believe that I actually can and it has given me the tools and steps to how I get there." "It has improved the working relationships that I can develop." "I spend a lot of time beating myself up, telling myself that I can't do things - I've overcome this."
Who Are We
Our Choices Training and Development Corporate Programmes: Increase productivity and motivation Reduce absenteeism, presenteeism, staff turnover and Support businesses to comply with their duty of care. The revenue from Choices Training and Development, supports our charity ‘Safe New Futures’ further enabling businesses to enhance their Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
Choices Training and Development Ltd (a Safe New Futures company) provides corporate training and support for work-based motivation and stress related issues. Read on to find out how Quilter employees have been impacted by our 'Dare to Dream' programme and why their director brought us in.
“The Safe New Futures team bring a deep understanding of how change impacts us all at a very human level and are helping to unlock the potential of our people in some of the most challenging of times. As a responsible business, we asked ‘What are we giving back to the community?’ The opportunity to work with a charity had real resonance with our purpose, ‘to create prosperity for this generation and for those that follow’. What Safe New Futures do fits with that, so it was a great opportunity and one that both of us have really enjoyed.”
Penny Cole, People Transformation Director at Quilter
Quilter also run its own internal initiative encouraging staff to talk openly about issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar to borderline personality disorder.
"This is not just philanthropic, it's hard business. A healthy workforce equals a wealthy company."
Paul Feeney, Quilter Group CEO
What is the mental health impact at work?
Mental illness is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK. 300,000 people leave their place of work each year due to poor mental health. 1-in-4 employees will suffer a mental health issue, impacting sickness absence and staff turnover costing industry an average of £1,300 for every single employee each year.
Choices Training and Development as a solution
More than 80% of individuals improve in confidence, self-esteem and motivation as a result of our Choices programmes. Our tailor-made programmes offer a unique blend of cognitive behavioural therapy and goal-based training. We address issues such as stress, low mood, feeling of anxiety, lack of motivation, isolation enabling staff to stay resilient through changing times.