World Mental Health Day 2017
10th October is World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health day is a day for Global Mental Health education, awareness and advocacy against Social Stigma.
The theme for World Mental Health Day 2017 is workplace wellbeing. Adactus is committed to the health and well-being of their employees and a strong supporter of raising Mental Health Awareness. All our employees have 24 hour access to the Employee Assistance Programme.
The Employee Assistance programme offers a wide range of services including:
- Employeecare: provides confidential counselling, legal and medical advice
- Second Medical Opinion: access to leading consultants worldwide who can offer second opinions on diagnoses and treatments
- Treatment Sourcing: support for employees and their families to access convenient private healthcare at competitive prices
All services through the Employee Assistance Programme are completely confidential. No information is shared with the Group should any of our employees chooses to utilise these services.
The Group’s HR Representatives are also on hand to offer support in confidence to any employees experiencing issues inside or outside work that may be causing them unnecessary stress or upset. Recently, Adactus successfully achieved the Workplace Wellbeing Charter Award for 2017.
As part of our work in supported housing #startsathome, Adactus operates a number of different projects across Manchester, Wigan and Lancaster offering:
- Support for single young homeless people (between the ages of 16-25)
- Support for young mothers and their babies
- Support for people with disabilities
Working with several external agencies, voluntary organisations and charities throughout the North West, the Group provides care, support and accommodation for people with varying needs including:
- Physical disabilities
- Mental health
- Learning difficulties
- Domestic Abuse/refuges
- Autism/Behavioural challenges.
Eliot Gardens, one of Adactus’s Retirement Living schemes in Wigan, provides residents with 25 flats specifically designed to meet the needs of older people. The scheme benefits from providing an extra care service for people with early onset dementia or a mild mental health need and is wheelchair accessbile. There are also independent care staff on site to meet the individuals assessed need.