Unions are ideally positioned to promote good mental health at work – and the Learning Services team from the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Unions have all just completed training so they can increase that support.
Health and well-being
Morrisons Rathbones in Wakefield have been utilising the learning opportunities offered by the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) Learning Services to bring various courses to their site and support the workforce develop their skills.
Unionlearn are organising a Learning, Health and Well-being event to be held on central London on Monday 9th March.
TUC North West & unionlearn are organising a Health and Wellbeing Conference in Liverpool this month.
Each year unionlearn staff organise a number of campaigns around skills to encourage unions to get involved with workplace learning – and 2020 is going to be no different with a full range of annual campaigns and a few new ones.
An Usdaw monthly rep’s meeting at the Tesco Bury store resulted in the union deciding to get involved with an upcoming Mental Health Awareness campaign day at the store – and use their experience as union reps to help make it a success.
When ex-Wigan defender Lewis Field was forced to quit the game due to injury he chose an unusual pathway to evolve his career – following his passion for animals by studying zoology. Here he tells his story and how his union, the PFA supported him.
Unite members at First Somerset and Avon in Weston-super-Mare are being encouraged to take a lunch time stroll along the seafront thanks to a new partnership organised by Unite the union.
FBU member Tommy Richardson, whose work on water safety won him royal recognition this summer, is better able to support colleagues and members of the public involved in emergency incidents after completing a mental health course through his union.
Union Learning Reps and the team from Learn with Unite in North East, Yorkshire and Humber had a busy time during Mental Health Awareness Day this October where they supported a number of workplaces including Barclays, York Hospital and Hull City Council across the region raising awareness of Mental...