Yusen Logistics offers staff mental health support

Northampton, UK: Yusen Logistics UK has launched a network of ‘mental health first aiders’ (MHFA) to support employees’ mental health and wellbeing.

YLUK, which provides a wide range of distribution services, including temperature-controlled food and pharmaceuticals, believes the network will act as an initial point of contact for workers experiencing mental health issues. The mental health first aider can support colleagues to get the appropriate help they need.

The company says: “Mental Health First Aiders attend a two-day training session where they are given an in-depth understanding of mental health issues, practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health distress, and the confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress in a non-judgemental way.

“The training they receive provides them with knowledge to help someone improve their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, guiding people to access services provided by Yusen, for example our Employee Assistance helpline, or through the support available through the NHS, or a mix of different options.”

As well as providing support to employees, Mental Health First Aiders are advocates of positive mental health in the workplace and will strive to promote greater awareness of mental health in the workplace and to reduce stigma, adds the company.