Amid the coronavirus pandemic and heightened concerns over health and wellbeing, it’s more important than ever to pay close attention to mental health at work.
There are 3 measures that companies and managers should address to help create an open, supportive environment:
- Focus on creating an environment in which people feel confident talking openly about their mental health. Regular check-ins, one-on-ones and conducting frequent workload reviews can all help to monitor an individual’s wellbeing and help prevent stress buildup.
- Provide mental health training courses for managers. This not only raises awareness of the importance of individual wellbeing, but importantly, enables them to recognise early warning signs and provide the necessary support.
- Thoughtful benefits such as free or discounted gym memberships, outdoor team building events or meditation and yoga classes can help to improve wellbeing and show employees that they are valued by the organisation.
With health and wellbeing under the spotlight, now is a critical time to put processes in place to help your employees and ensure they receive the support they need during these challenging times.