About us

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Who we are

 

We are Scotland’s first social enterprise focusing on stress prevention and early mental health intervention in the workplace.

 

We started in 2014 but only recently grew our directorship as we start to move into a new and exciting chapter.

Meet our team

What we do

 

We provide courses, workshops, support and advice services to everyone that makes up an employer’s workforce.

Why we do it

 

Our mission is to help organisations and individuals create happier and healthier environments by creating a culture of care and improving skills and communication through education and training around mental health and wellbeing.

 

We believe that early intervention and support can have a profound impact on a person’s wellbeing and their ability to recover and stay well. Our training empowers people to offer appropriate information and support to others while improving their own and others’ ability to deal with the challenges of the modern workplace and beyond.

 

Mental health training and awareness have an essential part to plan in helping organisations achieve a happy, valued and productive workforce with wider implications for society as a whole.

Why workplace mental health training is important

How we’re structured

 

Social enterprises are businesses that plough all of their profits into the community or into creating social or environmental benefit. Social enterprises in Edinburgh sell a huge range of products and services from coffee to jewelry and PC repair to paddle boarding.

 

We subscribe to the Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland. The support organisations who continue to guide and help us are Edinburgh Social Enterprise, Social Enterprise Scotland, Social Firms Scotland, Senscot and SKS Scotland.

 

MHScot is a Community Interest Company (CIC), which is one of many types of social enterprise legal structures.

 

We are a CIC by Shares, with an asset lock and a clause on non-distribution of dividends.

 

We decided to become a Social Enterprise so that we could re-invest our profits in order to support, help, advise, inform, guide, educate, improve, enlighten, promote, develop and enhance workplace environments.

 

We trade purely to be financially self-sufficient and sustainable, re-investing all our profits back into our social enterprise.

 

Our Articles of Association define what we do and how we do it and we have kept this quite broad so we can cater for all the different activities that arise and to give us the ability to diversify.

 

Our Articles of Association and other important details can be viewed on the Companies House website – just type in the search ‘MHScot Workplace Wellbeing CIC‘.

 

CIC reports

 

As a CIC, we prepare a report each financial year and submit it with the accounts. The reports takes into consideration the purposes for which the company is set up, the range of activities it has undertaken to promote these purposes, and the sections of the community which the CIC is intended to benefit.

 

Here are our CIC reports:

 

 

Our impact

 

The impact and the difference we make from the work we do is really important in understanding attitude, behaviour change, knowledge and confidence in mental health and wellbeing.

Read about our impact
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