A mental health awareness app for home improvement and construction-related sectors KANapp, has just been launched by KAN Employee Wellbeing.
It has been created to embed an organisation-wide drive towards healthy emotional habits and a ‘KAN Do Attitude’, with the aim of creating a proactive, empowering and preventative mental health culture in the workplace.
The KANapp combines nuggets of training, check-ins and initiatives, taking an educative and engaging approach .
An individual employee is encouraged to learn and implement aspects of positive psychology applicable both professionally and personally.
Founder of KAN Kate Ashley Norman commented: “The stigma around mental health in the workplace tends to mean companies take a reactive rather than proactive, preventative approach
“Through embedding an organisation-wide programme of culture change based on a dynamic internal communications framework, companies can build towards a potential return on investment of up to £9 for every £1 invested.
“Mental distress is not an overnight phenomenon, but the result of a compounding of various issues and factors. Our aim is to reverse that compounding effect away from building on the negative over time, to building on the positive.”
She continued: “It’s been a hard year on everybody, and even the best of us feel as though we are running on empty, which is why it is important to replenish those levels of emotional strength and resilience.
“It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day slog, and forget to take care of your own thinking”.
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