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How to promote Mental Health and Well-Being at Work?

How to promote Mental Health and Well-Being at Work?

The value of mental wellbeing is understood more than ever today, with research showing that welfare interventions can increase efficiency, strengthen the atmosphere of the workplace and even have a positive effect on physical health. However, this need not be a daunting job, since not all projects need to be time-consuming and resource-consuming.

According to worksite health research by the CDC, forty percent of workers say that their careers are extremely stressful, while a fifth of employees describe their career as the highest stressor in their lives. Since work stress is a greater indicator of health concerns than personal, financial, or family problems, these figures are cause for concern: stressful employment can cause high healthcare costs, lost productivity, and unwanted staff turnover in addition to affecting the well-being of workers. High work stress is often triggered by temporary circumstances, such as new management, open enrollment, conversion of systems, or busy seasons. But if a highly stressful work climate is a persistent issue, it may cause the company to have enduring fiscal and personnel issues.

All facets of our lives are influenced by mental health, including our work life. As such, it makes good sense for companies to think about their workers’ psychological well-being and to take constructive action to help them generally improve their psychological health.

Fortunately, companies can do so many things, both large and small, to have a positive effect on the mental health of workers. Some examples of ways employers can assist are here:

Mental health matters in the workplace. It can influence the lives of workers and their families, the organization’s productivity, income, and overall success. It’s easy to get started with accessible mental health resources and research-backed reasons to encourage it.

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