How can a local company support their communities’ mental health?
Happy Creative is a marketing agency based in Blackpool who aim to put people and their happiness first.
A working health crisis
More now than ever, workers in the UK are facing a mental health crisis. The pressure of the pandemic on both personal and public life has left ¼ of employees feeling like they have hit a psychological breaking point. Only 16% of workers feel that their mental health needs are being supported at work and 40% have said they would look for a new job if it offered better support. Studies have shown that simple initiatives improve the well being of employees.
Happy Creative is showing how simple it is. By fostering a positive working environment, the marketing business encourages positivity amongst staff by offering mental health days-off and paid personal time for birthdays and celebrations – their happiness results in equally happy customers. The company recognised that the well being of the business cannot be separated from the well being of their staff and society and are a proud accredited living wage employer.
Through these positive steps, Happy Creative is choosing to spread happiness by implementing simple values such as putting people first and giving back to others. Their blog recognises the possibilities for negativity in daily life and offers welcoming messages of inspiration to their customers and society. By normalising the priority of mental wellbeing and supporting local charities such as the Samaritans, even smaller companies can be seen to have a big positive impact.
This story shows how Happy Creative supports Goal 3: Good health and wellbeing, specifically Target 3.4: “By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well being.”
About the company
Happy Creative is based in Blackpool, Lancashire. Having worked with companies across the UK, their passion for supporting mental health has led to them being appointed marketing partner for Lancashire Health Matters.
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