We spend a lot of our day in the workplace, and possibly the majority of our time if you factor in the time taken to commute between home and work. That’s why it’s all the more important that businesses place a priority on positive mental health in their employees.
This doesn’t mean catering to every annual leave request when it leaves you short staffed, but you could offer more opportunity for a better home/work balance and reward your hard-working employees with longer breaks or the odd afternoon off. Offering staff the opportunity to get involved with corporate event management can be beneficial and opens up options for team building in and out of the workplace.
Mental health is more than being ill, it is affected by our social, psychological and emotional well-being and covers all aspects of having a “low-feeling” day to disorders such as depression and anxiety.
We break down some options for businesses to offer good support for their employee’s mental health;