Security training provider Stonehawk is offering free and confidential online meetings regarding security, mental health and wellbeing to business in the jewellery industry prior to reopening.
The consultations follow on from the support Stonehawk offered to the trade last week during Mental Health Awareness Week.
Simon Wilson, managing director of Stonehawk said supporting staff for the effects of trauma experienced as the result of crime has always “been an integral part” of its business.
He said: “During lockdown it became apparent at an early stage that our resources could be put to good use to support staff and businesses that work in the jewellery, watch, high-end retail sectors; the feedback has been superb.
“The meetings will be a thirty-minute confidential conversation providing the opportunity for any questions relating to security, mental health and wellbeing to be discussed.”
He added: “Daniel Darwin, mental health consultant at Stonehawk is becoming a familiar face as he continues to offer support through webinars, articles and during the online meetings held by the buying groups and associations.
“As business owners and staff return to work, we are aware that their focus on security and their anxieties will become increasingly more pertinent. Education for all staff around mental health awareness is a key strategy to develop a good culture in the workplace and that will help identify suitable staff to become Mental Health First Aiders.”
He concluded: “This forms part of a longer-term approach strategy to support employees in the workplace, and to sign post them to relevant support services to promote a positive culture towards Mental Health.”