At mind change, our focus is on trying to work towards achieving greater work-life integration that benefits both individuals and organisations.
We know from research that in our life time, one in four people will suffer from a mental health issue and this is increasing.
All employers have responsibilities under current health and safety legislation to look after the health, safety and welfare of their employees. We also know from the vast amount of research, that aside from the legal aspects, creating a great place to work simply makes good business sense.
Given the complexities of world today, the traditional expectation of ‘leave your problems at the front door’ are no longer applicable; as we know that we cannot simply separate ourselves in such a clinical manner into ‘work me’ and ‘home me’. This is not to say that unprofessionalism or unacceptable behaviours should be tolerated in the workplace; as such this negatively impact on the wellness of others.
It is essential that organisations have a firm understanding of their collective and individual wellbeing needs, so as they can provide appropriate initiatives and support. Implementing strategic organisational wellbeing initiatives can create the conditions for better staff attraction and retention, reduced sickness absence and presenteeism.
The research evidence has consistently demonstrated that the psychological wellbeing of the workforce is important in ensuring a healthy, happy and productive team as well as generating a positive return on investment.
On the other hand, poor employee wellbeing has been demonstrated to result in increased absenteeism, presenteeism and turnover. From an economic perspective, impaired efficiency at work associated with mental health problems is estimate to cost the United Kingdom £15.1bn (€16.9bn) a year.
The cost of work related stress, depression, and anxiety among NHS staff in the United Kingdom results in an estimated loss of about 4.1 million working days a year at a cost of £700m (€780m), estimates NICE. (Mashta, 2009).
mind change solutions
We offer a range of services to help you to identify the wellbeing needs in your organisation and put systems in place to support and manage overall wellness in the workplace.
Our workshops will help your business understand why and how to improve workplace wellbeing.
Workplace diagnostics to assess needs
Leadership Workshops – open programmes or delivered in-house
Wellbeing Champions Training
Find out more about our workshops.