Mental Health

Mental Health in the Workplace: Supporting & Training Your Employees

 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.

ISO 45003: Part 1 - What it means for workplace mental health, your staff, and you

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. 

What can employers do to help reduce the stress levels of their employees

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?

6 Tips To Manage Stress

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.