Mente launches consumer site

Workplace mental health support organisation, Mente, have launched a consumer website in support of World Mental Health Day on the 10th October 2019.

Their new website, Mente Help, consists of education, resources, videos and signposting to appropriate mental health organisations. It has been designed to support individuals, not only in understanding mental health and mental health problems, but also the many triggers that can contribute to poor mental health.

Mel Joseph, founder and managing director of Mente, advised that supporting businesses from a compliance point of view remains Mente’s key vision. Mente’s digital platform supports businesses to manage mental health, with mental health training, diagnostic and performance tools, and access to the right support. They are already working with thousands of employees across the UK and overseas, and were recently added to the Mental Health At Work platform curated by Mind, which lists high-quality providers of workplace mental health support.

Despite there being a great deal of information in the public domain, Mente wanted to launch their own consumer site that allowed them to share information such as factsheets, blogs and videos from individuals, their partners and clients on how to maintain good mental health in life as well as at work. Mente thought that having a simply navigated website could help to educate people that are still unfamiliar with the topic of mental health.

It is believed that one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year, with the HSE finding that 15.4 million working days were lost in 2017/2018 due to poor mental health. Further analysis by Deloitte has found that the cost of poor mental health to the UK economy is between £74 billion and £99 billion each year.

Zoe Ralph, research and development officer for Mente, went on to say “There is no shortage of content about mental health on the web. However, we wanted to share some of our work from over the past three years, as although mental health awareness is increasing, many people are still uninformed. We wanted to create a nice, easy site that allowed users to get a basic understanding of mental health, the factors of life that can impact on it, and where they can get help from.” 

To find out more about mental health support for businesses, visit www.mente.co.uk. To view their new consumer site visit www.mentehelp.co.uk.