“We often think of health and safety as trying to prevent someone from getting injured (cut, scraped, pulled muscle, or worse), but too often we forget about the mental health side of it until it’s too late or it’s staring you in the face. That’s what happened at my company.
From the first day Craig spoke to my team, I saw a difference. It was actually the same day that some people approached me and told me about their story and now I understand more and can work with them in a more supportive way that can make a difference. My employees are of all age groups and comfort levels with mental health. Craig helped them all open up and talk, he gave them permission to talk about mental health and it has made a big difference. My co-workers are more understanding, they look after each other, and have each other’s backs.
One person’s absence has made a big impact on my technicians, managers, office staff, and sales, not to mention the customers and even the hit on the brand. Having SOS help us address mental health has certainly improved the understanding of mental health in all areas. Now we are working on the preventative measures, which I am optimistic will improve productivity, sales, and customer service. Roy Inch & Sons launched a new team approach that helps each member understand the bigger picture and SOS helped with our launch. Bringing everyone together physically, mentally, and logistically has significantly increased our performance. It amazes me how receptive all ages were to mental health discussions. It’s true, everyone has mental health. It’s just a matter of how healthy it is. However, what really impressed me is how it brings people together, the ideas, collaboration, performance, and results. I strongly recommend bringing in Craig Tilford and SOS.”