Good mental health is good for business
No matter who we are, there will always be a time when life can get on top of us, affecting what we do and how we do it – sometimes it’s work related, other times it’s personal.
Every case will be individual which is where the difficulty lies. There isn’t one ‘golden’ process that we can input that solves all mental health issues.
What we can do, however, is show compassion and support in the first instances. Don’t be afraid to ask questions - the best practice begins once we are able to identify an issue and then make reasonable adjustments accordingly.
Interestingly, the workplace mental health and wellbeing survey identified that 86 per cent of all respondents believed that their job and being at work was important to protecting and maintaining their mental health.
Good mental health at work and good management go hand in hand and there is strong evidence that shows workplaces with high levels of mental wellbeing are more productive.
On average, productivity increases by around 12 per cent for those that address wellbeing in the workplace. We have seen this figure further increase with a number of organisations that we have supported.
1 in 6 of us experience struggles with mental health symptoms in any given week
The latest large-scale survey in England showed that One in six of us experience struggles with mental health symptoms in any given week! Now imagine how that number could affect your business?
Therefore, it is vital that we address mental health at the workplace - a toxic work environment can be corrosive, not only to our mental health, but the health of our businesses.
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