8 in 10 employees will miss work due to mental health concerns.
Eight in 10 employees will miss work due to mental health issues. Depression, anxiety, stress and burnout disrupt lives and businesses.
It’s important for leaders to understand the difference between mental health and mental illness. These terms are often used interchangeably, but in fact, they have different meanings. The workplace has a role to play in both.
Mental health can be summarized as how well a person is feeling and how well that individual is able to cope with and overcome problems. It includes our thoughts, emotions, feelings, social connections, and relationships. In the same way that we exercise to protect our physical health, there are things people can do to protect their mental health.
Mental illness can be summarized as what happens when there’s a change in a person’s mental health. The change can affect their thinking, mood, and behaviours. As a result of how they are thinking and feeling, a person might be in distress and unable to cope with challenges or solve problems effectively. Just like physical illness, on any given day, someone in your organization is likely dealing with a mental illness.
Organizations, leaders, and employees themselves all have a role to play in fostering a workplace that encourages mental wellness. Mental health training for leaders and employees, as well as processes, programs, and culture all combine to create a safe and supportive workplace.
To further support mental wellness in the workplace, here are some additional points to consider:
Encouraging open communication: Providing a safe space for employees to share their concerns and feelings can help identify potential mental health issues early on. This can be done through regular check-ins, anonymous suggestion boxes, or even mental health days.
Providing mental health resources: Having access to mental health resources such as counselling services, employee assistance programs, and mental health first aid can make a huge difference in helping employees cope with mental health challenges.
By taking steps to prioritize mental wellness in the workplace, organizations can not only improve the wellbeing of their employees, but also create a more productive and thriving work environment.
Sessions are available in person at our clinic or virtually anytime that employees can set aside 45 mins . Sessions are covered by insurance benefits.
If you're looking to improve the health and wellbeing of your employees, then reserving a spot for employee wellness is a great place to start. Here are some reasons why you should consider it:
Improved productivity: When your employees are healthy, they are more likely to be productive and engaged in their work.
Reduced absenteeism: By promoting a healthy lifestyle, you can help reduce absenteeism and create a more positive work environment.
Lower healthcare costs: Investing in employee wellness can help reduce healthcare costs in the long run by preventing chronic illnesses and promoting healthy habits.
So don't hesitate to reach out and reserve your business's spot for employee wellness today. Your employees will thank you for it!
Sessions available in person or via telehealth to support your workplace.