Change doesn’t just happen. Sure, many more organisations are now alive to the power of supporting employee wellbeing. But actually, etching this into company culture? That takes real, informed and focused work.
But wait. Before action, we first need awareness. That’s why Unmind (via InSites Consulting) quizzed 1,200 knowledge workers at companies with 500+ staff, across the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, about mental health and wellbeing.
Denial is a powerful force. Having someone question your lived experience can be enough to shake the foundations of your reality, causing you to doubt even your own memory. This form of abuse is known as gaslighting, and it also happens in the workplace. It is used to manipulate colleagues to accept unfair and exploitative situations and can even make the victim cast doubt on their sanity.
Charlotte Evans February 3, 2022
Mental health awareness in the workplace is essential and is becoming a key focus within the UK HR industry. As many as 1 in 4 people in the UK experience Mental Health issues in their lifetime. Therefore, it’s important for workers to know how to identify these issues and how to support their colleagues and employees.
An employer’s guide to the history-making standard, how it can help drive cultural change, and why it’s sparking a major shake-up of how we understand health and safety.
As any honest employer knows, health and safety is not to be trifled with. Beyond the obvious moral – and let’s not forget, legal – duty to keep your employees free from harm, getting it wrong is awful pricey.
A bit of pressure in your work life can create excitement, challenges, and help push yourself further performance-wise. But if the demands become too much, they can lead to work-related stress.
We asked Cate Murden, founder of corporate wellbeing and performance company PUSH about how employers can help alleviate stress in the workplace.
Why do you think mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is having a moment right now?
Many don’t recognise that stress is an important factor in workplace performance, health, motivation and engagement. Positive stress is actually called Eustress, but when the balance tips and it becomes more negative, it is Distress. A word we are more familiar with I am sure. So my tips are not about eliminating stress completely but getting the balance right.
1. Recognise and differentiate between good stress and negative stress.