HR jobs from Simply HR Jobs
Blog Social Careers Courses Topics

Mental Well-Being In The Workplace

The recent ALS Ice Bucket Challenge campaign has really brought mental illness to the forefront of current affairs. So, we thought now was a great time to look into mental health issues in the workplace. The mental health charity Mind states that 1 in 6 workers are currently dealing with a mental health problem – which is actually a staggering statistic. Take a moment to work out how many that is in your office – in ours that equates to 6 people, more than the whole marketing department!

medium_14929372692

The recent ALS Ice Bucket Challenge campaign has really brought mental illness to the forefront of current affairs. So, we thought now was a great time to look into mental health issues in the workplace.

The mental health charity Mind states that 1 in 6 workers are currently dealing with a mental health problem – which is actually a staggering statistic. Take a moment to work out how many that is in your office – in ours that equates to 6 people, more than the whole marketing department!

Here’s a few ways to promote good mental health in your workplace…

Peer Support

Having a ‘buddy scheme’ is a great way to make sure no staff member feels they have nowhere to turn. By providing a peer outside the management structure that a person can go to with any concerns, worries or issues you can really help reduce feelings of helplessness.

Clear Expectations

Make sure all team members are clear on what is expected of them , and how they can achieve it. A major cause of anxiety and stress is feeling that demands are too high. If expectations are achievable and staff are given all the support needed to achieve them, you should be well on your way to a happy workforce.

Encourage a  Good Work/ Life Balance

We’re not saying it should be flexi time and unlimited breaks for everyone – some things are just not practical! However, a little flexibility is always helpful, and organised social activities can really help your team to bond, as well as show to them that you’re not all work and no play!

For a host of information and resources, check out Mind, the mental health charity’s website here.

No related posts.

Leave a Reply