Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

Last week was our annual wellbeing week which we, and many other businesses, celebrate as a time to promote positive mental health and raise awareness of mental health issues within the workplace. We promoted wellbeing week by carrying out various events within our offices and inviting members of other businesses to give their expert insight on the topic. This includes providing free fruit throughout the office, inviting health and fitness experts from Nuffield Health Hull Fitness & Wellbeing Gym and much more. 

In this blog, we’ll take a look at why you should promote mental health and positive wellbeing within your business.

The benefits of good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

There are actually many benefits to having a happy workforce and employees that have a positive outlook in general, not just at work. These can be beneficial for both the employee but also for the business as a whole, here are some of the most significant advantages to promoting wellbeing in the workplace;

  • Better working atmosphere and stronger relationships between employees - one of the main advantages for your workers is the most obvious, they will be happier and more positive in general. Promoting mental health amongst employees creates a positive working environment and ensures that staff enjoy their time at work and are less likely to suffer from stress or anxiety.
  • Increased employee retention - one of the main reasons staff choose to leave their place of work is because they’re not enjoying the job. So, through improved mental health and wellbeing you can actually improve your employee retention by making staff happier both in and out of work. It was found in another survey that 12% of employees would quit their job because they simply don’t feel appreciated (source here.)
  • Improve productivity levels - similarly to the reasons mentioned above, employees actually work harder if they are in a better mood. Think about it, when do you work your best? When in a good mood. In one study, it was found that some employees work up to 20% more productively when they are happy (source here.) 
  • Save money - you can actually save money for your business by improving employee wellbeing. ACAS (The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) found in a study on the topic that “The estimated cost of mental ill health to UK employers each year is between £33 billion and £42 billion.”

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Posted: Thu 10 Oct 2019
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