DGCOS launches mental health and wellbeing podcast

Representatives of the Double Glazing and Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme (DGCOS) and the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) have partnered to to create a new podcast series focussing on mental health and wellbeing. With the help of experts offering insight and support, the podcast aims to address the UK glazing industry’s pressing challenges when it comes to mental health and wellbeing.

The series runs throughout the autumn to coincide with Suicide Prevention Month (September) and Depression and Mental Health Awareness Month (October). To access the podcast, click here.

“Building on our two-year campaign for better mental health and wellbeing, we decided that there was so much more we can do to help,” explained Faisal Hussain, the DGCOS’ chief executive. “So, along with our other schemes, we started a collaboration with the NHIC to bring together medical experts, frontline charity workers and DGCOS representatives to prioritise and shine a light on mental health and wellbeing, in a new series of six podcasts that are now available.

“During this carefully researched and structured series, the six episodes cover:

  • mental health support in the sector, and its effects on productivity;
  • work life balance;
  • managing loneliness working away from home;
  • the importance of a holistic approach and training;
  • how to manage common mental health problems like anxiety and depression; and
  • accessing debt support, for better financial health.

“I’ve personally been encouraged to see how much mental health and wellbeing have become more comfortable topics of conversation in our sector, and are on the agenda now for many businesses. If these podcasts help just one person, then our job is done.”

Anna Scothern, the NHIC’s chief executive added: “Through this series of engaging podcasts we are reaching out to diverse audiences, fostering creativity and promoting wellbeing in the home improvement community. I applaud the DGCOS for taking this initiative in partnership with NHIC.”

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