Workplace Mental Health is becoming so important, the World Health Organization is developing their own guidelines to help organisations.
Here is a quote from their website:
“In 2019, we plan to begin development of a guideline on mental health in the workplace. The guidelines will address the actions required to help prevent, manage and overcome mental health conditions.”
There are lots of things that can negatively impact your employees in terms of mental health.Here are some things to think about:
- Do your employees work long hours for long periods of time?
- Do they have a heavy workload?
- Are they working under pressure with unrealistic deadlines?
- Is there enough support within your organisation?
- Do they have clear job descriptions and KPIs?
- Are they recognised when they perform well?
- Are they well recognised when a job is well done?
- Is there any bullying?
- Do you have any programs in place to proactively influence the mental health of your employees?
- How do you measure workplace mental health?
The GOOD NEWS:
Did you know, that implementing a mental health initiative in the workplace, you’ll see a tangible return?
According to PWC, the successful implementation of an effective action to create a mentally healthy workplace, you can expect a positive return on investment (ROI) of 2.3 (on average).
That is, for every dollar spent on mental health, there is on average $2.30 in benefits to be gained by the organisation.
These benefits typically take the form of improved productivity, via reduced absenteeism and presenteeism (reduced productivity at work), and lower numbers of compensation claims.
Mind Body Energy have a variety of programs to support mental health in the workplace.
Our evidence-based Mindfulness, Resilience @WorkTraining and Emotional Intelligence Programs will not only help with stress reduction but will train attention, reduce negative mental chatter, improve focus, and manage digital distraction. Our programs help staff personally, psychologically and physiologically.We see amazing results with our training improving collaboration, employees are more adaptable to change, creative and generally much happier in their environment which results in more overall productivity.
Companies like Google, Target, Apple, Mckinsey, Nike, Proctor and Gamble are all using Mindfulness to generate happy, healthy and more engaged employees that both save the company bottom line results in absenteeism and productivity, enthusiasm and commitment to the organisation.