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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is observed annually around the globe on 10 October. Since 1992, the global community has united on this day to raise awareness and reduce the stigma that surrounds people with mental health problems. This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is ‘Make mental health & wellbeing a global priority for all’.

Workplace mental health is an extremely important area to discuss as an employee and/or employer. Mental health issues can affect one in four people at some point in their lives and have a significant impact on employee wellbeing.

Workplaces that are open and inclusive around mental health and have invested in awareness and skills training to manage mental health, are better at creating an environment where employees feel safe to talk about the pressures they are feeling. 

The term ‘stress’ means something different for each of us. Having a trusted colleague or manager available for a confidential and non-judgemental conversation enables us to talk about what is on our mind. If that individual is also trained to ask open and reflective questions, then often a conversation is enough.  The power of this conversation can be strengthened if this is backed up with signposting for relevant and timely support, including employee assistance programmes.

Even on the best days, stress can prevent us from being fully focused and doing our best work. Too much of it can lead to burnout, disengagement, more sick days, and strained relationships in the workplace.

Having conversations, particularly with line managers, about mental health can help to manage employee mental health and wellbeing at work.

A structured conversation, built around a wellness action plan, which asks open questions around how the person can stay well at work, can help both the manager and employee to agree what works for an individual and how this can be accommodated within each role and workplace. 

Scheduling regular check-ins and encouraging thoughtful discussion is critical to establishing the trust and communication vital to positive workplace culture. This can be a fine line for managers to walk, but with proper training, they can be shown the benefits of simply getting to know their employees on an individual level and watching for signs of change that could prompt discussion. Not to mention, proactively welcoming employees to discuss mental health topics breaks down the stigma associated with them.

With managers learning more and understanding their employees better, they can open lines of communication that bring unknown issues into the light, and by doing so, find solutions while building trust and loyalty.

It is vital that mental health is made a global priority for all.


The Team

Setting Standards


CCSL has a number of quality assurance accreditations but they do not set our benchmarks. Our quality standards are far higher and we surpass industry best practice and best-in-class measures. In fact, best practices are where we start and we move upwards from there.


We undertake on-going quality control and evaluation of all of our operations to make certain that we meet and exceed the expectations of our clients.

Services That Go Further

Nutrition Matters

Nutrition Matters is a CCSL wellness programme designed to promote the importance of nutrition in the life of a working person.


It’s more than just informing our clients’ teams and workforces about the importance of good diet and health. It’s about designing menus that bring variety without compromising goodness. With the right facts and access to delicious, affordable, healthy food, your staff can make informed choices and bring balance to their lives.



For over 30 years CCSL has been feeding companies and bringing healthy food to workplaces across Ireland. With a combination of the best local produce, talented chefs, technology and innovative thinking we bring you an award-winning suite of services.


Every day we prove that good nutrition makes for happier employees which, in turn, brings improved productivity. Now we’d like to prove it to you.


The CSSL team is made of the best and most experienced people in the industry. But we’re growing and we’re looking for bright, talented innovators to join us as we feed the nation’s workforce with heathy, nutritious, delicious fresh food.


Send in your CV and we’ll get right back to you.

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