All employers have a responsibility for their employees’ health and safety in the workplace including physical and psychological risks. As today is World Mental Health Day, we asked Group Operations Director Danny Clarke for his top ten tips for improving mental health in the workplace.
The pressure of an increasingly demanding work culture in the UK is perhaps the biggest and most pressing challenge to the mental health of the general population. Work has a really important role in promoting mental wellbeing and is a key factor in self-esteem and identity. There are many ways in which employers can support their workers. Having good supervision, clear goals, appraisals and staff development are key things that some take for granted, but which can set the tone for supporting people at work. The things you can do to support someone having trouble adjusting often cost far less than having someone on sick leave, or having to recruit a replacement for a person who leaves. Flexible working hours, employee assistance programmes, mindfulness and relaxation sessions can all help to improve the wellbeing and productivity of employees across the organisation.
At Sound Advice we provide occupational health services which go far beyond the traditional reactive process of preventing ill health; we help instill preventative measures to ensure the mental and physical health and wellbeing of your employees. For more information call 0845 862 8040