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Mental Health – What’s The Real Cost

Mental Health in the workplace

Mental Health is a major issue in the world right now. Many people think that mental health issues are confined to those that have to stay at home because they are unable to work due to their mental ill health. This is simply not true, mental health issues are to be found everywhere, in all parts of our society.

And so it is with poor mental health in the workplace. Anyone can have mental wellness issues and still continue to work and function, albeit at a less than optimum level than co-workers who are at their best.

The cost of poor Mental Health in your company…

It has been estimated that anywhere between 15 – 20% of your workforce could be suffering from a mental health problem. These problems range from anxiety, depression, burn out, OCD, stress, worry and/or some kind of substance abuse, and many other problems too.

What is Mental Health…

When the term mental health is used, many think of some kind of severe psychological disorder that needs a psychiatrist to help them. Put very simply mental health is a broad term that includes your emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing.

Mental health affects your confidence, how you think, act and feel. The way that you handle stress, make choices and relate to those around you is also dependant on your mental wellbeing.

Why does Mental Health matter so much…

When, people, your employees, feel good about themselves they will often work more productively, they tend to have better relationships and interact better with those around them, and make a far more valuable contribution to their workplace.

How you can keep your employees Mentally Healthy…

Step One…

Analyse the current state of your employee’s mental health. Before you can move to step two you need to understand the issues present in your organisation.

Step Two…

Develop a Workplace Mental Health Policy by understanding the potential cost and impact to your business if you fail to support your staff’s mental wellbeing.

Step Three…

Once you have a Workplace Mental Health Policy in place, you will need a framework of robust strategies in place to implement it.

Step Four…

Implement and evaluate your Workplace Mental Health Policy. It is essential that you generate support and get employee collaboration for the Policy for it to work effectively.

What to do next…

If you are not sure how to go about developing a Workplace Mental Health Policy then our consultants at The Mental Health Initiative can help. We understand how the human mind works and can help you to develop a policy that works for your business.

What we do…

The Mental Health Initiative consultants work in business, professional sport and education. We help individuals and organisations with mental health training, coaching and mentoring, in all areas of professional and high-performance environments.

Many years of experience have taught us that an organisation is only as good as its management and staff, we put people first. Helping them to self-manage their mental health benefits both them and your company. We have found that productivity and performance increase exponentially as your employee’s personal development and ability to self-manage their mental health grows.

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.

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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Mental Health in the workplace

Mental Health is a major issue in the world right now. Many people think that mental health issues are confined to those that have to stay at home because they are unable to work due to their mental ill health. This is simply not true, mental health issues are to be found everywhere, in all parts of our society.

And so it is with poor mental health in the workplace. Anyone can have mental wellness issues and still continue to work and function, albeit at a less than optimum level than co-workers who are at their best.

The cost of poor Mental Health in your company…

It has been estimated that anywhere between 15 – 20% of your workforce could be suffering from a mental health problem. These problems range from anxiety, depression, burn out, OCD, stress, worry and/or some kind of substance abuse, and many other problems too.

What is Mental Health…

When the term mental health is used, many think of some kind of severe psychological disorder that needs a psychiatrist to help them. Put very simply mental health is a broad term that includes your emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing.

Mental health affects your confidence, how you think, act and feel. The way that you handle stress, make choices and relate to those around you is also dependant on your mental wellbeing.

Why does Mental Health matter so much…

When, people, your employees, feel good about themselves they will often work more productively, they tend to have better relationships and interact better with those around them, and make a far more valuable contribution to their workplace.

How you can keep your employees Mentally Healthy…

Step One…

Analyse the current state of your employee’s mental health. Before you can move to step two you need to understand the issues present in your organisation.

Step Two…

Develop a Workplace Mental Health Policy by understanding the potential cost and impact to your business if you fail to support your staff’s mental wellbeing.

Step Three…

Once you have a Workplace Mental Health Policy in place, you will need a framework of robust strategies in place to implement it.

Step Four…

Implement and evaluate your Workplace Mental Health Policy. It is essential that you generate support and get employee collaboration for the Policy for it to work effectively.

What to do next…

If you are not sure how to go about developing a Workplace Mental Health Policy then our consultants at The Mental Health Initiative can help. We understand how the human mind works and can help you to develop a policy that works for your business.

What we do…

The Mental Health Initiative consultants work in business, professional sport and education. We help individuals and organisations with mental health training, coaching and mentoring, in all areas of professional and high-performance environments.

Many years of experience have taught us that an organisation is only as good as its management and staff, we put people first. Helping them to self-manage their mental health benefits both them and your company. We have found that productivity and performance increase exponentially as your employee’s personal development and ability to self-manage their mental health grows.

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.

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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