Mental Health of a Care Worker10th March 2020
Mental Health is a growing issue and something we support at Abbots Care
Mental health is a pertinent issue, becoming more recognised by the day. According to the Mental Health Foundation, every week one in six adults will experience some kind of mental health problem.
It’s a topic that’s even more relevant in the workplace, as you spend most of your time at your job. You need to work somewhere that you enjoy and your employers should ensure mental wellbeing the best they can. That’s what makes a job as a care worker at Abbots Care so great!
A rewarding career in care sees you helping those in need and interacting with people daily, a great way to stimulate the mind. We do what we can to make our employees feel valued, welcomed and heard. We’re always looking for new members to join the Abbots Care family.
A rewarding career
A care worker job offers one of the most rewarding careers around. Helping people in need day in day out creates real satisfaction in your job, as you know you’re making a real difference to someone’s life.
Not only are you helping people retain their freedom and comfort, but there are plenty of career opportunities too. We work closely with you to develop your skill set so you get to where you want to be. Training is one of our highest priorities to keep you constantly learning and feeling challenged.
Being happy with work is a massive factor when it comes to mental health. We do what we can to make your time with us as productive and enjoyable as possible, whilst pushing your career in the right direction.
Care Worker Training
There are plenty of training and development opportunities at Abbots Care. If you’re starting out as a Care Worker, our helpful care induction training course offers everything you need to know to get started.
Qualified experts teach you the ins and outs, adding a practical explanation to each theory lesson. Your induction includes:
- The theory behind giving quality care
- Practical exercises like First Aid and Personal care
- Dementia training
- A run-through of all our qualification programmes
- Training alongside other new care workers to build friendships in the workplace
- Any additional support that you need, whether you speak another language or have learning difficulties
Further training programmes and qualifications
It’s our ongoing goal to offer you whatever additional training you need to progress your career in care. You’ll receive support and training bespoke to your aspirations so you can progress exactly how you want to.
We offer specialist training sessions in-house throughout the year. Training includes:
- Stroke Awareness
- Understanding Mental Health
- End of Life Care
- Advanced Dementia
- Catheter Care
- Personal Care
- Gastrostomy Care
- Learning Disabilities
- And more!
There’s always an interesting training course available, giving you plenty of opportunities to expand your horizons!
Come and work with us for a rewarding and satisfying job. Job satisfaction is a great way to ensure happiness and wellbeing in your life, so get in touch today!
How Abbots Care ensures mental wellbeing in the workplace
At Abbots Care, we take mental health seriously. We do what we can to accommodate our employees, whether it’s having a quick chat or organising fun social events.
Every single one of our 500 members of staff are treated as part of the family. That’s what makes working at Abbots Care so enjoyable!
The Abbots Care offices operate an ‘open door’ policy, with all members of the team more than welcome to pop in for a chat about anything. Come in for a hot drink before your next call, or have a chat about a challenging shift. We openly welcome all employees to come in whenever they can!
Our staff hubs in local communities give our care workers a safe space to meet and voice any concerns. You can speak with our friendly HR department and ask any questions or queries you may have about work or even talk about personal issues.
We put on loads of staff events so everyone can get to know each other, from joining in the Race for Life and organising client birthday celebrations to putting on bingo and afternoon tea for service users. Getting to know everyone whilst having fun is a great way to build happy workplace relationships.
We do what we can to promote mental wellbeing in the workplace. Whether you’re looking to start your first job in care or take on your next challenge, there are loads of exciting vacancies at Abbots Care.
“I have had personal experience of the standard of care and humanity Abbots carers demonstrate. Last Friday I tripped and fell, hitting my head on the pavement. An Abbots Care worker saw me on the ground and came over to assist me and was then followed by another care worker. They were both very kind and reassuring and carried out First Aid before calling an ambulance crew to check me out as I had a large graze to my head, and the bridge of my nose was cut from my glasses, and was obviously shaken. Another care worker assisted me up and I was taken to their office to wait for the Paramedics. It is so important to mark when you find kindness in people and I know that the tenants at Chilton Green are in very good hands. The lady I visited today told me ‘the girls are my life’.”
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