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LOCH TRAINING & WELLBEING SERVICES
Under the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974), employers have a duty to look after the mental health of their workers. Stress, anxiety and depression are now the biggest cause of sickness absence in the UK.
A Mental Health First Aider is trained to spot the symptoms of mental health issues and offer initial help and support to staff, signposting them towards appropriate support.
By training up members of your organisation as Mental Health First Aiders, you are taking proactive steps to support the mental wellbeing of your employees and minimise the risk that they will take time off work as a result of mental health issues.
Our two-day training course is available for up to 16 participants and can be delivered onsite at your location, or at a venue to suit you.
Our Mental Health Signposting Service is designed to give Mental Health First Aiders access to advice and guidance after they have qualified. The phone line is managed by mental health experts, who can provide advice on how a Mental Health First Aider should manage a situation that arises in the workplace.
We recognise that evaluating the impact of the investment you make in mental health is critical but can be difficult to do. It can be tricky to develop reporting mechanisms for reporting on conversations that are held under the assumption of confidentiality, which in turn makes it hard to know whether your support services are being used.
Our reporting service means you have an independent third party collecting and monitoring data that otherwise you may not be able to collect. This will give you a unique insight into the mental wellbeing of your workforce, allowing you to spot trends and patterns and develop tailored wellbeing solutions to support your staff.
We can provide strategic support to help you to develop a cohesive and bespoke mental health strategy for your organisation. Drawing on the expertise of the whole Loch Associates Group, we can devise a programme and the policies and documentation to support it, as well as provide training to your staff to embed mental health support within your organisation.
Stress is one of the leading causes of absence from work in the UK, but by recognising the signs and symptoms in your workforce, your managers can play a big part in minimising this risk. Our stress management training will enable your managers to spot the early warning indicators of stress and take preventative action to support the wellbeing of your staff.
Our training course will help reduce absences from work due to stress and help you create an environment where your employees can thrive. We offer both one-day and half-day courses for up to 16 participants. Both courses can be delivered onsite at your location, or at a venue to suit you.
Talking about suicide is never easy, but the impact of an employee taking their own life can affect your whole workforce. Our training equips your managers to spot the signs of someone who is suicidal and gives them the confidence to have a conversation which could save a life.
Our training is run as a 90-minute seminar for 20-30 people.
As an employer, you owe your staff a legal duty of care. Increasingly, staff expect you to take proactive steps to satisfy this duty. But you’ll also benefit from looking after the health of your staff by reducing absenteeism, increasing retention and improving productivity.
Our Wellness Checks can help you. They give you an insight into the health of your workforce across several key health risks, including cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease. Your anonymised workforce report allows you to spot trends and develop wellbeing strategies that are targeted to improve the health of your employees.
Our Wellness Checks not only provide employees with an insight into their own health which can have significant benefits for them personally, but they also allow employers to take proactive steps to minimise the risk of absences from work through ill-health.
Food intolerances can affect an employee’s ability to work effectively. Our food intolerance testing can help employees understand what may be affecting them by looking at 57 of the most common foods and allergies. The results can help employers to understand an employee’s health risks and enables you to work together to minimise exposure to allergens at work.
This quick and easy test provides a result in minutes, showing your employees their risk of developing diabetes. An early diagnosis means your employees can take control of their health before it impacts on their ability to work. Not only that, but an early diagnosis can prevent them developing a life-changing disease.
An early diagnosis of Prostate Cancer can mean the difference between life and death. Our Prostate Screening is a quick and easy test which provides your employees with peace of mind. If the results indicate a risk of Prostate Cancer, an early diagnosis allows the best possible chance for successful treatment.
Drug and Alcohol testing at work can not only help you look after the welfare of your staff and comply with your health and safety obligations, but it can also help improve your staff’s productivity too. Our drug and alcohol testing can ensure your staff are fit and safe to work, reducing the risks to your business or staff from accidents or costly mistakes due to being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Loch Associates Group can help you to focus on improving productivity in the workplace through our team of Occupational Health advisors. Our team of qualified HR Medical Specialists support clients in reducing sickness absences and improving the health of their teams and work with Occupational Health advisors to provide a fully rounded service. We offer this service either on an ad-hoc basis or as part of your Flexi Retainer with us. This is all part of PAM™ – our Proactive Absence Management service.
If your staff care for a child or infant as part of their role, our specialist first aid training ensures they meet the standards required by OFQUAL, Ofsted and the CQC. We can provide a range of courses so your staff can cope in a first aid emergency. Our courses provide full certification which can be used to demonstrate your employees’ qualifications.
Automated external defibrillators allow your staff to administer a shock to someone suffering from cardiac arrest which can save their life. AEDs are simple to use pieces of equipment that can improve the survival rates of someone experiencing a heart attack at work. We can train your staff on when to use an AED and how they work, giving them the confidence to intervene and potentially save a life.