Mental Health at Work

Promote a sustainable workplace by addressing employees’ psychological needs, and build a resilient culture

Organizations with better levels of employee engagement outperform competitors

Work is a big part of life. Actually, work is inseparable from people’s lives. What happens at work has an impact on people’s Mental Health, which in turn has an impact on their engagement, capacity to work productively, job satisfaction, and self-esteem – and ultimately their feeling that they have an accomplished life.

So, people’s Mental Health at work is significantly influenced by the organization. It is then no wonder that organizations that create the optimum work environment and offer the means to improve employee mental help are the ones that reach their performance potential.

The signs that your workplace undermines mental health

Toxic workplace behavior

People feel that they are treated unfairly, excluded, and that management is abusive. Because of this, 73% intend to leave and 70% experience burnout. This is also the number one driver of distress, depression, and anxiety.

Lack of inclusivity

The work environment fails to make people feel welcomed and inhibits them to be themselves, connect with others, and bring their contribution.

Unsustainable work

The organization and managers don’t promote a healthy work life-personal life balance, people feel they have an unreasonable workload and insufficient resources to get things done.

Lack of a supportive growth environment

People feel that their input is not taken into consideration, that they have low autonomy and are just a resource, and that they have no opportunities for growth and development.

The benefits of having a mentally healthy team

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9X

ROI of up to $9 for every $1 invested, primarily due to improved productivity

62%

reduction in absenteeism

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38%

workers more engaged

18%

workers more inclined to go the extra mile

30%

reduction in turnover

The cost of poor mental health across the organization

Distress, anxiety, and depression symptoms that lead to reduced productivity: people feeling depressed at work are 5-20% less productive than their colleagues and miss on average 27 workdays per year.

Low retention: people are 4 times more likely to leave your organization and the cost of replacing them ranges from 50% to 200% of their annual salary

Burnout: people are 8 times more likely to experience burnout symptoms, such as extreme tiredness, reduced ability to regulate cognitive and emotional processes, and mental distancing, which lead to low commitment, high absenteeism, and increased sick leave rates.

Steps we help you take to mitigate the drivers of poor mental health

  • Step #1
    Acknowledge the organizational costs and benefits of mental health. Organize workshops, trainings, and discussions to help people across all levels of the organizations – leaders, managers, and executives – understand what mental health is, how to approach individual struggles and basic care practices, and when to talk to a specialist.
  • Step #2
    Address fatigue and burnout
  • Step #3
    Build a resilient culture, characterized by people feeling empowered to take risks, learning from failures, and collaborating with others to overcome obstacles, all to develop their ability to adapt and thrive during change and challenging times.
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