Emotional Well-being Impacts Employee Performance
Building mental health awareness in the workplace isn’t just good for your employees - it also leads to a healthier culture and bottom line for your company.
Employees are often going through changes, challenges and stress. A big portion of them also deal with caregiving responsibilities. Modern employers now understand the need to minimize this burden instead of adding to the pile.
Promoting a culture where people feel supported and heard sets the foundation for mental wellbeing and high performance.
Here are some initiatives you can start implementing at your company:
- Survey employees so that you can recognize gaps and training needs.
- Inspire managers and coworkers to become more aware and empathetic of each other, seeking to understand rather than judge.
- Encourage employees to share ideas about preventing and improving mental health at work.
- De-stigmatize mental health issues by talking openly and respectively about them, ensuring that depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, and other mental health issues aren’t considered shameful, moral failings, flawed personalities, or weaknesses.
- Help employees recognize symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and burnout and know when and how to seek help for themselves.
- Know when and how to intercede to help prevent others from quitting, breaking down, or taking their lives.
- Provide benefit packages with excellent coverage for mental wellbeing treatment.
- Offer peer support groups.
- Consider Dari by Homethrive, a family caregiving benefit proven to help improve caregivers’ mental health while maintaining employment.
Learn more about caregiving benefits for employees.