Stagecoach driving mental health awareness

Following on from World Mental Health Day last week (10 October), Stagecoach Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire (MCSL) has announced it has trained 20 new mental health and wellbeing champions.

Stagecoach MCSL has become the first Stagecoach Bus region in the UK to provide mental health awareness training for all depot and engineering managers.

Mental health and wellbeing awareness packs have been created for team members and are available for all Stagecoach staff at their depots or via the Stagecoach intranet ‘Blink’. Stagecoach Group has also launched a confidential helpline, which anyone from the company can call if they feel they are struggling or need support.

Rob Jones, Managing Director for Stagecoach MCSL, says: “Our team’s wellbeing is a key priority and we view this training as a very worthwhile investment.

“We want to ensure all our team is equipped with the tools they need to either take the first steps to seek help, or identify the signs that indicate whether a colleague, friend, or family member may need assistance, and how they can best support them.”