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Healthy Workplace Business Review

Every company, organisation, business or employer has a legal obligation to provide their employees with a safe and supported working environment. This covers both physical and mental health and safety in the workplace.

What are some of the key considerations for your workplace?

The overall health and wellbeing of your business is dependant on the framework you have in place to provide for your employee’s mental health and resilience.  As a bare minimum we would expect to see the following in place:

  • Produce, implement and communicate a mental health plan in the workplace
  • Develop an organisational mental health awareness culture
  • Encourage employees to have open conversations about mental health
  • Provide all employees with good working conditions
  • Promote effective people management
  • Routinely monitor mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

Implementation…

Of course, every plan or policy is only as good as the implementation of that plan. It is essential that every organisation has well-trained staff to make sure that their workplace mental health policies are implemented correctly.

As a rule, we suggest that there should be as many mental health first aiders as physical first aiders. Sometimes physical first aiders can be the ideal person to take on the mental health role as well.

In an ideal world, all employees should attend a half-day training in mental health awareness. This fosters and promotes a new attitude to mental health in the organisation as a whole, and should reduce or wipe out any stigma regarding mental health issues. It also makes the mental health first aiders job much easier because employees are generally much more open and willing to discuss their mental health problems.

The cost of good mental health and resilience…

There have been many surveys carried out and it is well established that mental health issues cost the business dearly.

Increased absenteeism, presenteeism, lost output and high staff turnover a just a few examples of the effects of poor mental health can have on an organisation.

Many people don’t realise that a high percentage of physical illnesses are often linked to mental health issues too.

It has been found that for every pound spent on mental health training the return is fourfold.

Better staff morale, lower staff turnover, fewer absences, and a more motivated workforce are just a few of the many benefits.

Help and guidance are available…

Our consultants at The Mental Health Initiative understand how the human mind works.

If you need help to design and implement your workplace mental health policy and strategy we can help you.

About us…

The Mental Health Initiative consultants work with all kinds of people in business sport, and education.

We help people to self manage their mental health with training, coaching, consulting and mentoring, in all types of professional and high-performance environments.

The next step…

For more information about our mental health services, or to find out how we can help you or your business please feel free to contact us by clicking on this link.

 

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Graham Parish is an experienced Mind Management Specialist. He enjoys working with companies, SME businesses, individuals, coaches, leaders, groups and organisations to help them exceed their expectations. helping them to unlock their real potential, and gain unshakeable confidence even under the most severe pressure.

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Healthy Workplace Business Review

Every company, organisation, business or employer has a legal obligation to provide their employees with a safe and supported working environment. This covers both physical and mental health and safety in the workplace.

What are some of the key considerations for your workplace?

The overall health and wellbeing of your business is dependant on the framework you have in place to provide for your employee’s mental health and resilience.  As a bare minimum we would expect to see the following in place:

  • Produce, implement and communicate a mental health plan in the workplace
  • Develop an organisational mental health awareness culture
  • Encourage employees to have open conversations about mental health
  • Provide all employees with good working conditions
  • Promote effective people management
  • Routinely monitor mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

Implementation…

Of course, every plan or policy is only as good as the implementation of that plan. It is essential that every organisation has well-trained staff to make sure that their workplace mental health policies are implemented correctly.

As a rule, we suggest that there should be as many mental health first aiders as physical first aiders. Sometimes physical first aiders can be the ideal person to take on the mental health role as well.

In an ideal world, all employees should attend a half-day training in mental health awareness. This fosters and promotes a new attitude to mental health in the organisation as a whole, and should reduce or wipe out any stigma regarding mental health issues. It also makes the mental health first aiders job much easier because employees are generally much more open and willing to discuss their mental health problems.

The cost of good mental health and resilience…

There have been many surveys carried out and it is well established that mental health issues cost the business dearly.

Increased absenteeism, presenteeism, lost output and high staff turnover a just a few examples of the effects of poor mental health can have on an organisation.

Many people don’t realise that a high percentage of physical illnesses are often linked to mental health issues too.

It has been found that for every pound spent on mental health training the return is fourfold.

Better staff morale, lower staff turnover, fewer absences, and a more motivated workforce are just a few of the many benefits.

Help and guidance are available…

Our consultants at The Mental Health Initiative understand how the human mind works.

If you need help to design and implement your workplace mental health policy and strategy we can help you.

About us…

The Mental Health Initiative consultants work with all kinds of people in business sport, and education.

We help people to self manage their mental health with training, coaching, consulting and mentoring, in all types of professional and high-performance environments.

The next step…

For more information about our mental health services, or to find out how we can help you or your business please feel free to contact us by clicking on this link.

 

Posted in

Graham

Graham Parish is an experienced Mind Management Specialist. He enjoys working with companies, SME businesses, individuals, coaches, leaders, groups and organisations to help them exceed their expectations. helping them to unlock their real potential, and gain unshakeable confidence even under the most severe pressure.

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