Mental health is one of the top three causes of absence.
Barely a month goes by without some new report
or study concluding that we are more stressed than ever. It’s understandable. After all, while the economic climate is improving, it is hardly stable. This means that anyone in employment feels under pressure
to prove their worth, to make sure that, come the
next round of cutbacks, they’ve still got a job.
Just as pertinently, modern technology has facilitated an ‘always on’ culture so even when we’re not actually at work, we’re expected to reply to emails and calls.
An average sized firm with 250 employees is estimated to make an estimated loss of £250,000 annually, due to sickness absenteeism.
The Britain’s Healthiest Company data shows that one-third of employees suffer from multiple dimensions of mental well-being concerns, some of which are unrelated to the workplace but that result in productivity losses for the employer nonetheless.
The better people’s needs are met, the more healthy, happy, engaged, productive and loyal they become. Take care of them and they’ll take care of business.
It is very likely that most of those attending these workshops are currently aware of mental health issues being experienced by colleagues at work, in their family, or by friends. There is also the possibility that some may be experiencing personal mental health problems for themselves at present or may do so in the future.
The aims of the session are:
- Recognising that everyone has ‘mental health’
- and the factors that can affect it.
- Increasing awareness of mental health and
- ill-health through describing a range of health
- conditions, symptoms and causes.
- Dispelling some of the misconceptions linked
- to mental health issues.
- Offering practical examples of how to support
- employees with mental health issues.
- Considering ways to protect mental health through
- building resilient coping strategies.