Thames Water produced this short video that does two things. Firstly, introduce employees to Open Thoughts, their initiative to make it clear that it's OK for staff to speak openly about anything that's bothering them. And secondly, make people laugh.
Open Thoughts is the name Thames Water gives to its drive to encourage colleagues to speak freely to one another about anything that’s worrying them, and to listen and give each other the space to do that. This quirky two-minute video introduces the idea to staff… and shows that making people laugh can be a great way to get them thinking.
“Just think of your colleagues and reach out is all we’re asking.”
Every conversation a manager has with a colleague who may be experiencing mental ill health will be different. This PDF guide from Acas has tips for managers to think about when approaching such a conversation.
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