Mental health at work: enable everyone to be at their best
Ehealth for the workplace
Employees shouldn't have to worry about their mental health at work. They should be able to manage their wellbeing in their own time, supported by their employer. With a digital solution, they can do just that.
With one in four people in the UK experiencing a mental health issue, a negative culture surrounding mental health in the workplace can be costly to employers. A huge 70 million work days are lost each year in the UK due to mental health problems, costing employers over £2 billion each year.
Research conducted by the charity Mind found that when asked how workplace stress had affected them, 1 in 5 employees agreed that they had called in sick to avoid work. Additionally, almost half (42 per cent) had considered resigning over workplace stress.
Why mental health should be a priority for your business
Tackling the stigma surrounding mental health and creating a positive workplace culture where employees can speak openly should be a priority for your business. Otherwise, prolonged work-related stress can lead to or aggravate existing physical and psychological issues, such as anxiety and depression.
Committing to developing a company approach which values mental health and wellbeing as important assets in your organisation is a good first step. Not just for employee wellbeing, but for boosting profits too. Researchers at Soma Analytics, a health tech company, analysed the 2017-18 annual reports of all companies on the FTSE 100 index and found that those mentioning “wellbeing” and “mental health” the most frequently, had the highest pre-tax profits.
So, there are many reasons why mental health should be a priority for your business, along with supporting your employees by promoting positive wellbeing in the workplace.
How online CBT could help your employees
A digital healthcare solution can be hugely beneficial to your employees, with them benefitting from a 360° care route, from prevention to treatment all the way to aftercare. Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) offer great solutions including assessments and short-term counselling. At Minddistrict, we believe that this threshold can still be lowered by offering online modules.
The Minddistrict platform and app supports cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) online, enabling employees to work on modules to suit their needs. For example, our social anxiety module can help employees to understand what causes them stress and how to overcome it.
Minddistrict offers a number of modules, alongside our self-help catalogue of interventions, to enable your employees to master their wellbeing at be at their best. Get in touch to find out more!
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