CUMNOCK and Doon Valley residents encouraged to be mindful of mental well being this winter.

Bosses and employees in East Ayrshire are being urged to look out for the mental health of other colleagues as the end of the year draws closer.

Despite one in four Scots experiencing common mental health problems, in many workplaces it remains a taboo topic.

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) and See Me have teamed up to offer advice on how business owners and managers can look out for their staff over the festive period.

Eamonn Keane, Head of Cyber and Innovation at SBRC, said: “Given the workplace is where the majority of us spend a great deal of our time, it should be a supportive environment where people look after one another. In cyber and digital we regularly use the expression ‘people, process and technology’ in improving our position.

"However, it’s the people who are the very heart of everything we do.

“Employee wellbeing is a key element of overall business resilience.”