create a workplace culture that supports the health and well-being of your employees.
Work is a big part of our lives, and the environment we work in plays a large part in our overall sense of psychological well-being. In turn, the well-being of employees has a significant effect on the success of the company they work for. When individuals approach their work from a place of psychological health, they are more productive and focused, stay in their jobs longer, and take less time off for stress-related illness.
One-third of workers report feeling chronically stressed on the job, and less than half feel like their employer supports employee well-being. This limits their ability to concentrate, feel enthusiasm for their work, and cultivate healthy workplace relationships. How can your business create a comprehensive plan to support employee psychological health?
Mindfulness may seem like just the latest trend in workplace interventions. However, research shows that a highly stressed employee can cost a company an extra $2,000 per year in healthcare expenses. Insurance company Aetna found that after an employee mindfulness program was implemented, healthcare costs decreased 7 percent and employee productivity gains were approximately $3,000 per person. I can work with you to create a one-time mindfulness education program or a weekly hour of on-site mindfulness meditation for your workplace.
Educational programs that address topics such as stress management, recognizing symptoms of anxiety and depression, or self-care can help employees learn to notice and address mental health issues before they become debilitating. In addition, employees who feel that their workplace cares about their physical and emotional well-being report higher levels of work satisfaction and take fewer sick days. I’d be happy to create a custom psycho-education program based on your company’s needs.
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Awareness
Stigma is one of the biggest reasons that individuals don’t seek the help they need for mental health and substance abuse problems. A workplace that encourages safe and open communication about these issues sends the powerful message that employees can ask for the help they need before it affects their work performance. I can work with you to create an awareness campaign that fits your workplace culture.
Contact me to discuss how we can work together to create a workplace culture that supports the health and well-being of your employees.