World Mental Health Day 2020

Umbrella.co.uk contractor customers have free access to a professional counselling service with Umbrella Rewards

9 October 2020

It’s World Mental Health Day on 10th October. We’d like to take the opportunity to remind our umbrella contractor customers that you have access to a free professional counselling service with Umbrella Rewards. If you are affected by mental or emotional strain, especially in these difficult times, login to the  Umbrella Rewards Customer Portal and visit the 'Care & Support' area. 

  • Easy and immediate access to a confidential personal helpline is available, for you and your family, in our wellbeing package.
  • Professional confidential counsellors are ready to listen and help whenever their support is needed, regarding emotional and practical issues including illness, bereavement, stress at work, family or marital problems, addictions,  debt or legal matters.
  • Reduce the daily pressures faced at work or home.

“This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to work fearful of bringing COVID-19 home with them; for students, adapting to taking classes from home, with little contact with teachers and friends, and anxious about their futures; for workers whose livelihoods are threatened; for the vast number of people caught in poverty or in fragile humanitarian settings with extremely limited protection from COVID-19; and for people with mental health conditions, many experiencing even greater social isolation than before. And this is to say nothing of managing the grief of losing a loved one, sometimes without being able to say goodbye.

The economic consequences of the pandemic are already being felt, as companies let staff go in an effort to save their businesses, or indeed shut down completely.

Given past experience of emergencies, it is expected that the need for mental health and psychosocial support will substantially increase in the coming months and years. Investment in mental health programmes at the national and international levels, which have already suffered from years of chronic underfunding, is now more important than it has ever been.

This is why the goal of this year’s World Mental Health Day campaign is increased investment in mental health.” Read more at The World Health Organization.

Find out more about Umbrella Rewards including the care package here