Wednesday, 15.12.2021

Work and mental health

Job seekers are increasingly looking for an employer who finds it important to support the employee in the area of the broadly understood mental health. During the COVID outbreak, many people sought help to maintain balance in their lives. An increase in the number of workers suffering from depression caused by severe stress or anxiety may be a consequence of the epidemic and its challenges.

On the other hand, imagine how many millions of working days are lost each year and how many people give up work due to poor mental health.

As awareness of employee mental wellbeing increases, regular contact between employees and their employers becomes an important #HR challenge and helps ensure early intervention.

"Silence in the workplace can be deafening, leaving some employees isolated.
All workplaces should have a mental health and wellbeing strategy in place to support their employees. A single initiative will not work unless it is supported by a broader cultural shift in the organization.
It should include healthy working conditions, meeting flexible working needs, regular wellbeing checks, staff training, an employee assistance programme and more" – says Simon Blake, CEO of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England for HR magazine

"Better mental health management in the workplace can improve productivity and well-being. That's why it's so important that employers not only support the mental health and wellbeing of their employees, but also create a workplace culture that actively improves it. " added Blake