The Cardinal Clinic in Oakley Green Road has launched three programmes to help businesses support staff dealing with mental health issues.

The independent mental health clinic has been going for 40 years and director Christine Harrington said that increases in depression and anxiety in the workforce meant mental health wellbeing was becoming a priority for employers.

The three Cardinal Corporate programmes offer short residential stays, day sessions for out-patients or an in depth analysis of companies’ policies for staff’s wellbeing.

Mrs Harrington said: “Cardinal Corporate has been established to ensure that organisations are able to access advice and practical support to help them deal with the mental health issues their staff may be facing.

"But more importantly how to train their staff on how to develop the skills they need to maintain good mental health.’

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