This year we celebrate world mental health day 2017 and the theme of –Mental health in the workplace. Below is some information on this year’s theme:
A negative working environment may lead to physical and mental health problems, harmful use of substances or alcohol, absenteeism and lost productivity. Workplaces that promote mental health and support people with mental disorders are more likely to reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and benefit from associated economic gains.
There are many risk factors for mental health that may be present in the working environment. Most risks relate to interactions between type of work, the organizational and managerial environment, the skills and competencies of employees, and the support available for employees to carry out their work. For example, a person may have the skills to complete tasks, but they may have too few resources to do what is required, or there may be unsupportive managerial or organizational practices.
Risks to mental health include:
Creating a healthy workplace
A healthy workplace can be described as one where workers and managers actively contribute to the working environment by promoting and protecting the health, safety, and well-being of all employees. A recent guide from the World Economic Forum suggests that interventions should take a 3-pronged approach:
The guide highlights steps organizations can take to create a healthy workplace, including:
If you want to talk to someone regarding mental health feel free to contact our mental health team on 20066 Ext 758., [Monday – Friday], 55548 OR 80818
HAPPY MENTAL HEALTH DAY – DO SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL FOR YOURSELF TODAY