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Caring for your employees’ mental and emotional wellbeing

Dramatic increases in stress, anxiety, and depression among workers are an increasing cause for concern, with the COVID-19 pandemic and its after-effects creating added pressures. This societal trend has far-reaching implications for employee health, motivation, and focus.

How can you build a more supportive workplace culture for all employees?

Tending to the emotional health of the workplace

Research shows that increased work-related stress, including job strain and long working hours, has significantly elevated stress levels, and the pandemic and lifestyle changes resulting from the public response have triggered an increase in medical and mental health concerns.

The impact can be costly.

People who struggle with anxiety and depression are more likely to take sick leave repeatedly and for long periods – over 90 days. And research shows a clear link between mental health disorders, physical wellbeing, and disease management.

Providing more support for your employees’ mental and emotional health issues brings real benefits to the organisation – from improved employment rates and productivity to reduced anti-social behaviour to increased engagement. We can help your team:

  • Reduce the stigma attached to seeking help for mental illness
  • Raise awareness of wellbeing resources to help build resilience and coping skills
  • Review workforce policies and programmes so they better support employee health and self-care
  • Rapid changes in the workplace have left many workers stressed and anxious. We can help you build a more supportive workplace that will help your employees through challenging times.

How we can help

Emotional wellbeing survey

A quick, confidential, pulse survey can provide you with a better understanding of how your workforce is faring and help our team identify and target the right resources for enhanced wellbeing solutions. This benchmarking data allows you to identify barriers to employee wellbeing and test potential solutions.

Review medical and pharmacy data

Health care costs may start to rise as depression has been shown to worsen conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. By reviewing medical usage data, you can determine whether to provide additional clinical supports for these targeted populations.

Programme strategy and vendor search and selection

A multitude of point solutions can support employee mental health and emotional wellbeing. Our health consultants can help you identify the solutions that may be a good fit for your organisation and select the right resources and vendors based on your objectives and workforce needs.

Develop and deliver the optimal strategy and messaging

A highly effective, corporate-branded, and targeted information campaign can reduce the stigma associated with mental health, create awareness of available resources, and encourage employees to take advantage of the programmes and solutions available to support better mental and emotional health.

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