As part of its ongoing support to the trade and in-line with Mental Health Awareness Week (18th-24th May) StoneHawk reaffirms its complimentary support with the provision of further webinars and articles on security awareness, direct mental health/well-being to support business owners and staff as the return to work continues.

StoneHawk was founded in 2017 to provide bespoke armed robbery prevention training and full security reviews to brands in the United Kingdom and Ireland. StoneHawk has rapidly grown to be respected for its effective training and continues to strengthen retail and manufacturing businesses against crime.

Simon Wilson, MD of StoneHawk says ‘The primary role of StoneHawk protecting the (trade) against smash & grab crime is still very much there, however, StoneHawk is ever-present and supports those in the industry that are in need of mental and emotional support. StoneHawk is not just a crimefighting organisation, it is very much in touch with the humane side of the (trade) and as such actively plays a key role in not-for-profit activity with authorities in the mental health and well-being field.

Due to the high number of staff that leave the (trade) or are negatively affected due to the trauma associated with robbery crime, the conversation and support in this emotive area has always been acknowledged by StoneHawk. We are proud to have Daniel as part of our team; he is providing the mental health/well-being complimentary support and guidance as the (trade) builds towards the return to work.

Daniel Darwin, Mental Health Consultant at StoneHawk says ‘These are scary and anxious times for us all. Therefore, looking after your mental health has become even more important. We cannot deny that we will are returning to a world that is very much changed to the one before lockdown. We will have to accept that Covid-19, even with as many measures and precautions put in place will not be slipping quietly into the goodnight any time soon, people will be exposed to it during their commute to/from work and in their workplace. Training key employees as mental health first aiders offers part of a longer-term approach strategy to support their colleagues in the workplace and sign posting them to relevant support services and promoting a positive culture towards mental health.’

We are very grateful for the very positive feedback that has been received regarding the work that StoneHawk and Daniel have done throughout the lockdown. It was important that we engaged with the associations and buying groups to listen to the members at an early stage, and once the lockdown guidance emerged, we began our complimentary support program available directly to the staff and business owners. We are proud to be of service at this precarious and unknown time.

Everyone at StoneHawk sends their best wishes to you and your families. Should you wish to discuss any of the aspects above, or have concerns that StoneHawk can assist you with, please do not hesitate to contact us in confidence at [email protected]