Spotlight on the Mental Health of workers in the Oil and Gas industry

The Oil and Gas Industry is known as one of the most dangerous and high-risk working environments with thousands of workers putting their lives at risk every day. Advancements in technology help protect the physical safety of the workforce but sometimes the mental health of employees is neglected.

Several studies have shown that workers in the oil and gas industry have more anxiety and depressive disorders than the general population. Recognising and helping to support those employees suffering from mental health issues is crucial but so is creating and implementing a Mental Health Strategy. At Omniscient Safety Innovations we are working with clients across Aberdeenshire and the rest of the UK, looking not just at how to support employees who need help but also training staff on intervention and prevention.

Creating and implementing a Mental Health Strategy can –

  • Reduce lost work days
  • Reduce accident rates
  • Prevent mental health workplace crises
  • Save on costs
  • Increase productivity
  • Improve morale
  • Result in continual improvement
  • Improve workplace culture
  • Retain staff
  • Create happy and health staff

How we can help:

It can be very difficult for an someone to realise, accept and even admit that they are struggling with mental health issues. The more we all talk the more educated we can become. With this in mind Omniscient Safety Innovations are very happy to announce we are now able to offer Mental Health strategies these include but are not limited to

  • Workplace stress risk assessment training
  • Mental health Resilience workshops
  • Behavioural stressors
  • Coaching for safe space conversations
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Wellbeing sessions and techniques
  • Accredited First Aid for Mental Health courses
  • Assessment Toolkits

Omniscient Safety Innovations is led by Brett Townsley, Winner of the 2017 Pride of Aberdeen for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Health and Safety’, the International Drilling Contractors Association Safety Award and a BCA at the House of Lords this year.

If you would like to discuss implementation of a bespoke strategy for your workplace then simply talk to our award-winning experts who can build a strategy to meet your requirements. Early intervention and prevention is key to a happy, healthy and successful workplace!

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