Mental Health Tops the Agenda at NHS Trust in Wigan

Mental ill health will affect around one in four people at some point in their working lives but at Wrightington Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust in Greater Manchester  they are taking positive action to remove the stigma surrounding mental health problems.

Working with PeoplePlus, who are health & wellbeing training experts, the Trust put in place a course for staff which provided practical first-stage help to support colleagues who may be experiencing mental distress.

The course also focused on stress and resilience and ways to break down barriers to talking about mental health issues at work.

James Baker, Deputy Director of OD and Engagement at WWL NHS Trust Wigan said:

“I’m sure this will be a great support initiative for our staff and I really look forward to meeting people from the programme and seeing its positive impact.”

Rob Woollen, Head of Health and Wellbeing at PeoplePlus said:

“We were delighted to work with WWL and their Staff Engagement & Development team. They really wanted to make sure the course was interactive and offered very practical support for their busy NHS teams who often face hectic work schedules and stressful situations in their day to day jobs.

“We had some great feedback and ideas shared during the day and I’m confident that this will really make a difference to the teams as they share what they have learned with other colleagues across the Trust.”

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