Mental Health + Wellbeing.
Mentally healthy workplaces support their people to thrive and achieve their full potential.
Creating psychologically safe workplaces.
Understand the benefits of a mentally healthy workplace.
Whether we are thriving at work and home, feeling the fatigue of managing chronic stress, or working with support to recover from poor mental well-being, we all sit somewhere on the spectrum of mental health at any one point in time. Taking a proactive approach to employee mental health and wellbeing is an essential component of having a genuine inclusive culture. Organisations play a pivotal role in protecting the mental health of their people, reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, and supporting those impacted through recovery and return to work.
Part of having an inclusive culture is being comfortable knowing that your work environment is psychologically safe. That is, your people are comfortable showing vulnerability and speaking up about issues. As focus on productivity continues to increase and boundaries between work and home continue to breakdown, it is vital that organisations put in place safety mechanisms to prevent burn out and workplace loneliness.
Did you know job design can be a risk factor for mental ill-health? While many organisations are great at identifying the need to provide counselling support to stressed employees, having a comprehensive mental health strategy in place addresses causative factors at the individual, team and organisational level.