Congratulations to Komatsu

Release date: 2 October 2013

Building a healthier workforce has been top of the agenda for Komatsu UK this autumn.

The Birtley based firm, a global construction equipment manufacturer, organised a series of mental health awareness training days for its Health Advocates.

The training was part of the Better Health at Work Initiative and was carried out in partnership with the charity Mental Health North East (MHNE).

The training looked at what makes for good, positive mental health as well as aspects of mental ill health and distress. It considered ways that friends, colleagues and family members might be supported. Stigmas and discrimination around mental health issues were also considered.

Neil Kelly from MHNE was one of the trainers on the programme.

"We were very impressed by the level of interest of the employees at Komatsu. It is excellent to see a company like Komatsu UK raising the profile of mental health issues as part of its commitment to improving the health of its workforce," Neil said.

Fellow trainer Kathryne Wray from MHNE added: "The feedback we have received from those who attended was very positive and showed that the sessions achieved their aims of raising awareness and understanding of mental health.

"We hope other firms will follow the excellent example of Komatsu UK and put mental health and wellbeing at the forefront of their workplace health and training sessions for employees," Kathryne added.

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