Mindful Employer Lead Faciliator Eliza Oakley talks about mental health support and why it is vital for our workplaces.
Mental illness comes in many forms and affects a surprising number of people in the workplace at any time. How colleagues and management deal with it can have a dramatic effect on the outcomes for both employees and the company. By looking after its people, who are an organisation’s most important asset, the best outcomes for all concerned will be achieved.
Failure to provide support when someone is experiencing a mental health condition in the workplace can make the problem worse for the employee and the employer.
As well as the cost to the person’s health, productivity is affected too. This can be seen in absenteeism and presenteeism, which is where someone comes to work but they won’t be as engaged.