Why Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental ill-health can happen to anyone. In fact, stress, anxiety and depression make up 43.8% of all workplace illness and 60% of employees say they have experienced some form of mental health. The economic cost for businesses has been estimated in 35 billion in 2017, not considering the loss of employee potential.

For these reasons mental health at work has come under the scope of government recommendation, with the 2017 ‘Thriving at Work’ report setting out a framework of actions for employers to put into place to guarantee employee mental health.

At Joyful Living we have specific programmes for mental health, from introductory workshops to promote awareness to courses leading to a qualification, empowering first aiders to help colleagues. In addition, our services are conducive to mental health by treating physical and mental tension and promoting healthy habits through educational workshops.


Our Mental Health Programmes 

You can choose a different combination or even workshops on topics of your interest.
At Joyful Living we are flexible and always available to deliver the best programmes for our clients.

Mental Health Introduction

Starting the conversation on mental health and mental illness in the workplace. Get training in how to spot signs of mental illness in other people, learn ways to help yourself and direct colleagues to find support.

Duration:  60-90 minutes
Suitable For: Ideal for Managers


MHFA England Logo  Mental Health Aware

The course is a good introduction to mental health and mental
wellbeing and helps people become comfortable with discussing
issues around mental health and mental illness and challenge stigma.

Duration:  4 Hours (CTA)
Participants: 12-25


MHFA England Logo  Mental Health Champion

The course is an awareness and skills course on mental health and mental wellbeing and helps people become comfortable with discussing issues around mental health and mental illness and provide initial support.

Duration:  Full day
Suitable For: Managers who want to be able to understand employees
in their teams affected by mental ill health


MHFA England Logo  Mental Health First Aider

The course is designed to train first aiders within the company to be able to identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions, provide immediate support to colleagues in need and provide guidance towards appropriate help.

Duration:  2 days
Participants: 10-16
This course qualifies participants as Mental Health First Aiders


For more information and to discuss a Mental Health First Aid course at your workplace contact us on 020 3691 9420 or info@joyful-living.co


Happy Customer

  • “Nisha from Joyful Living was an absolute pleasure to work with. She helped me plan and deliver a very successful mental health programme to my company with several workshops, complemented by desk massages and desk yoga sessions. I’ve received loads of positive feedback from my colleagues and a demand for more frequent interventions

     One Manchester –  Rachel Armstrong – Office Manager

About MHFA Training 

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised education and training programme, which was introduced to England by the Department of Health in 2007.

We have a number of instructors who are approved by MFHA England. Trainers have attended an Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health and have extensive experience at delivering mental health at work programmes.

For more information or to discuss a programme together please  contact us on 020 3691 9420 or info@joyful-living.co


Mental Health at Work – Useful Statistics


• Annual cost to employers of between £33 billion and £42 billion
• Between £1,205 and £1,560 per year per employee.

(Stevenson-Farmer – Thrive at work Report 2017)
• 15 million days lost in 2016 for mental health issues (including stress, depression, anxiety and serious conditions), 11.54% of total sickness absences
(Office for National Statistics – Days lost due to sickness absence, by reason, England: 2017)
• Mental ill health accounts for 39% of most common causes of short-term
absence and 56% for most common causes of long-term absence
(CIPD Health and Wellbeing at Work – Survey May 2018)


The Stevenson/Farmer Thrive at Work Report 2017 concluded that investment in
employee wellbeing should be high on any company’s priorities when looking at
ways to increase productivity.
It recommends development of specific mental health strategies such as:
• Develop mental health awareness among employees
• Routinely monitor employee mental health and wellbeing
• Mental health ‘first aid’ training for employees
• Deloitte’s analysis of case studies shows a positive return on investment of £9.98 for each pound spent on managers mental health training programmes, through a significant reduction in work-related sickness absence (Deloitte – Mental Health and Employment: the case for investment October 2017)

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Amanda-Jade Lowe
Amanda-Jade Lowe
18:24 11 Nov 20
As a company, we wanted to create a 'Wellness Month' which included workshops on Mental Health, Nutrition, Stress,... Anxiety and Well-being. The overall feedback was very positive, all who attended learnt a great deal. The trainers Audra & Melissa were amazing, very warm and welcoming. Both made staff feel at ease which encouraged them to ask more questions and share experiences. Melissa also sent over the slides from her sessions which included breathing exercises and advice. This was very helpful for our team. Very Happy - Thank You Againread more
Stewart Turer
Stewart Turer
09:59 29 Oct 20
Recently used Joyful-Living to support with our Virtual Wellbeing Week and cannot recommend enough! They delivered... virtually multiple fitness session and presentations on relevant Mental Health and nutrition awareness to our offices across Europe and the Middle East without fault. Look forward to working with them again.read more
Lauren Raby
Lauren Raby
16:27 09 Oct 20
We used Joyful-Living for a wonderful workshop on Mindfulness - Josephine used relevant examples which made for a... useful and thoughtful practice for our staff. Thank you for turning this around so quickly for us!read more
Georgia Allen Barton
Georgia Allen Barton
10:45 25 Jun 20
Fantastic workshop on the introduction to mental wellbeing! All participants thoroughly enjoyed and found the session... interactive and insightful! Thank youread more
Louise Bown
Louise Bown
07:58 08 Apr 20
Joyful Living have been a wonderful company to work with. The wellbeing webinar Melissa delivered was amazing, the... advice and tips we received were incredibly useful. I look forward to using them again in the future.read more
Lucy Harrison
Lucy Harrison
15:38 07 Apr 20
We have been using Joyful Living for over 2 years for massages...however, more recently we have been taking advantage... of their Online Yoga for staff as we are all working from home during this crisis. This is keeping everyone connected and motivated! I've heard only good reviews from my colleagues :) 100% would recommend!read more
Olivia McEwan
Olivia McEwan
11:59 11 Mar 20
We had Nikki deliver a guided meditation to our staff, was an excellent way for the team to reset and refocus and... everyone felt refreshed. Many thanksread more
Siobhan Walter
Siobhan Walter
16:07 03 Mar 20
we had two practitioners for this company for a health fayre- health check & massage, and they were amazing , friendly... and hard working !! all staff engaged well and have requested for them to return!!! thank you so much from Priors court schoolread more
Patsy Standbridge
Patsy Standbridge
13:27 24 Jan 20
Dear Joyful-Living Team - Thank you sending much for sending Sam to our Sunbury Offices for our at desk massage day on... blue Monday. Everyone was delighted with the treat and commented on the excellence of Sam's massage. It was great that she was able to offer alternative massages for those who preferred not to have a hands-on treatment. People are now asking for this service every week so expect to hear from us very soon. Sincere thanks again to you and all the team. Best wishes. Patsyread more
Natasha Hanson
Natasha Hanson
11:24 23 Jan 20
The standard of professionalism, technique and charm of Leana, the masseuse. Everyone cannot stop raving about her- she... was so liked amongst the office, and all 24 people loved their session: there is such an appetite to have this again!read more
Heather Waters
Heather Waters
14:04 16 Dec 19
Hinna was fantastic as she visited our office for the day - thank you so much for joining us!
Deborah Williams
Deborah Williams
10:26 13 Dec 19
Fantastic service and therapists! So easy to organise for our office - our team were so happy with the massages that... they received, they felt very rejuvenated!read more
Kayla Thomas
Kayla Thomas
10:00 12 Nov 19
Chair yoga for a corporate confrence was amazing. Melissa really engaged with the guests and had them feeling great... after. Best 20 minutes of the day. Thank you again!read more
Hais Hassan
Hais Hassan
09:30 19 Jul 19
Amazing massage and great feedback from our team can't wait to have you back.
Nicola Duffy
Nicola Duffy
11:26 07 Jun 19
Nisha at JOYFUL Living worked with us on a recent corporate event. She was very helpful and responsive and the on site... team were very professional and interactive. Would happily work with Nisha in the future.read more
Amanda Bailey
Amanda Bailey
12:31 04 Jun 19
Thank you for the fantastic sessions, lovely staff and Nisha was incredibly accommodating and helpful supplying us with... a last minute trainer! Feedback from staff about our Wellbeing Day has been incredibly positive and so we will be booking in future sessions with Joyful Living!read more
Rachel Armstrong
Rachel Armstrong
14:49 24 May 19
Nishe from Joyful Living was an absolute pleasure to work with. She helped me plan and deliver a very successful Stress... Management campaign to my company with desk massages, desk yoga sessions and stress-related workshops. I've received loads of positive feedback from my colleagues and a demand for more frequent interventionsread more
Giulia Ferrari
Giulia Ferrari
12:56 23 May 19
Joyful-Living is the most reliable service to arrange wellbeing activities. They always find a way to deliver a... high-quality event. Highly recommended!!!read more
Kelly Haralambou
Kelly Haralambou
15:10 20 May 19
Chair massages organised for the office - both ladies amazing! Very friendly and gave a great massage. Left the clients... wanting more! Will defiantly be arranging this again. Great feedback from all staff members. A very happy office :)read more
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