Why is workplace wellbeing important?
With 1 in 6 workers right now experiencing stress, anxiety or depression, supporting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is everyone’s business. Research from Mind confirms that, on average, poor mental health in the workplace costs between £1,205 and £1,560 per employee with 12.5 million working days lost due to stress, anxiety and depression.
You can reduce these costs for your business, increase productivity and reduce staff turnover by working with Lancashire Mind to equip your managers and wider staff team with increased awareness of mental health and the tools you need to not only prevent poor mental health but to provide people with a workplace that contributes positively to their mental health.
How can I support the health and wellbeing of my staff?
No matter your organisation’s size, there are practical steps you can take as an employer to positively influence the wellbeing of your staff, which will benefit performance and improve productivity.
Lancashire Mind's range of prescribed and bespoke services will help to improve the resilience of your workforce, supporting the creation of a culture that supports mental wellbeing and promotes individual and employer responsibility for workplace wellbeing.
Our services include:
- Staff wellbeing surveys
- Staff engagement sessions
- Wellbeing Action Plan design session
- Policy review
- 1-to-1 wellbeing coaching
- and a wide range of training from one hour seminars suitable for all employees on topics such as self-awareness of stress, anxiety and depression, to longer courses such as Mental Health First Aid
'Furlough', 'Working from Home', 'Frontline Workers' and 'Redundancies'. These are words which have popped up more and more often since March when the country experienced a full lock-down due to COVID-19. Every single person in the UK has been affected by the pandemic in some way and it's not surprising to see mental health being affected, both inside and outside of the workplace.
Here at Lancashire Mind, we are passionate about workplace wellbeing and we know how important it is to support everyone at work, no matter how the pandemic has altered our way of life. We've created two resource packs for Lancashire businesses - one for employers and one for employees - both contain lots of information, tips and tools for supporting mental health and wellbeing at work. To request your free packs, email [email protected]