Mental health matters in the workplace

Mental health matters in the workplace

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, the perfect time to highlight the importance of mental health support in the workplace.

As an employer and colleague, it’s crucial that you foster a working environment that allows your employees and colleagues to feel supported, valued, and empowered.

We’ve put together a list of ways you can support the people around you at work.

1) Open communication

Encourage a culture of open and honest communication, where all team members feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and emotions.

It’s important to actively listen to any concerns and provide them with the necessary resources and support.

2) The art of switching off

Strive to maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life. Encourage employees to take regular breaks, use their holiday allowance, and disconnect from work during non-working hours.

3) Mental health resources

Having a bank of mental health resources that employees can access is always a good thing. Services such as counselling and therapy are expensive, so it’s a huge win if you’re in a position to ease the financial burden of this. Downloadable educational materials are also super handy!

4) Be flexible

Everyone has different needs and responsibilities outside of work and providing flexible work arrangements such as hybrid working or tailored working hours, can ease the stress your employees are feeling.

5) Celebrate achievements

Showing appreciation can go a long way in terms of mental health. It’s important to acknowledge and celebrate both professional and personal achievements.

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