How Your Company Can Implement a Good Mental Health Strategy Maggie Williams Dubai

How Your Company  Can implement a Good Mental Health Strategy

It’s becoming increasingly critical for companies to implement a good mental health Strategy as Covid 19 and increasing job losses and businesses collapse. Cases of mental distress calls are multiplying daily with suicide and sickness figures mounting.

Mental health is one of the most valuable assets of any organisation and here are some tips to improve the mental health culture in your workplace.

  • Develop a mental health action plan and implement a implement an effective workplace policy
  • Provide mental health training including specific First Aid training for employees across all levels of the organisation and adjust job roles to accommodate extra responsibilities
  • Publicise your commitment to mental health issues as you would environmental commitments
  • Evaluate the possible causes of mental health across the organisation identifying areas of improvement – this may include the analysis or absence of performance data
  • Ensure employers and senior management spend more time communicating and getting to know employees. This should give employees the  confidence that management is approachable and ready to listen and help and support, thus erasing stigma.
  • Monitor employee performance and ensure you recognise and reward good performance
  • Introduce networks, initiatives and activities involving mental health and communicate this via company intranet, news bulletins and work communal areas
  • Offer occupational health services, return to work schemes, employee assistance programmes and allow flexible working hours to accommodate employees commitments outside work
  • Make employees feel valued by encouraging them to be involved I decision making and managing their own workloads

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How Your Company  Can implement a Good Mental Health Strategy

It’s becoming increasingly critical for companies to implement a good mental health Strategy as Covid 19 and increasing job losses and businesses collapse. Cases of mental distress calls are multiplying daily with suicide and sickness figures mounting.

Mental health is one of the most valuable assets of any organisation and here are some tips to improve the mental health culture in your workplace.

  • Develop a mental health action plan and implement a implement an effective workplace policy
  • Provide mental health training including specific First Aid training for employees across all levels of the organisation and adjust job roles to accommodate extra responsibilities
  • Publicise your commitment to mental health issues as you would environmental commitments
  • Evaluate the possible causes of mental health across the organisation identifying areas of improvement – this may include the analysis or absence of performance data
  • Ensure employers and senior management spend more time communicating and getting to know employees. This should give employees the  confidence that management is approachable and ready to listen and help and support, thus erasing stigma.
  • Monitor employee performance and ensure you recognise and reward good performance
  • Introduce networks, initiatives and activities involving mental health and communicate this via company intranet, news bulletins and work communal areas
  • Offer occupational health services, return to work schemes, employee assistance programmes and allow flexible working hours to accommodate employees commitments outside work
  • Make employees feel valued by encouraging them to be involved I decision making and managing their own workloads

I’d be appy to help you implement your Mental Health Strategy and contact me on: maggie@thrivinghives.com

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