Recognising employee emotional wellness

The health and emotional wellness of employees plays a significant part in a happy workplace. It is important to not only recognise their health but emotional wellness as 1 in 4 people are likely to experience a mental health problem each year which is likely to impact on their ability to work.

 

Manage stress levels
According to the Department of Health, mental ill health is the single biggest cause of disability in the UK, with the cost of mental illness to the economy estimated at around £105 billion annually. Empower your employers to deal with stress, change and mental health issues in the workplace with Stress and Resilience Training. Topic modules can include mental health awareness, understanding the relationship between pressure and performance, managing and dealing with stress in the workplace, managing change, and developing resilient teams and developing resilience for leaders.

Provide Mental Health First Aid Training
According to Public Health England 15 million working days were lost due to stress, depression and anxiety. UK businesses can save £8 billion per year by implementing better mental wellbeing support in the workplace. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the equivalent of physical first aid, which is designed to raise awareness of mental health and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues. The course will provide individuals with the practical skills, knowledge and confidence to recognise the symptoms of mental health issues. Along with effectively supporting anyone experiencing mental distress and providing information on how to guide those experiencing problems towards seeking appropriate professional help.

Encourage healthy eating
A diet can affect the emotional and physical health of an individual as eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of water and vegetables will make you feel more healthy and happy. Feeling stressed often makes people drink smoke more than usual, which actually increases anxiety and tension. Therefore, it is important to promote healthy eating behaviours within the workplace. Healthy Snack Boxes are a fantastic way to encourage your employees to make healthier snacking choices and avoid those harmful refined sugars. Made with nutritious, whole ingredients, whilst ensuring taste is top priority, Healthy Nibbles Snack Boxes will keep your team fuelled with on-the-go snacks that help increase productivity and make them feel cared for.

Organise fitness activities
Physical activity is good for emotional wellness as when you exercise endorphins are released and it gives you a sense of runners high thus boosting your mood. Providing fitness activities can not only improve the mood of your employees but can help bond colleagues. Social relatedness is an important element of a happy workplace culture as colleagues who get along can result in positive business outcomes and enhancing employees’ mental wellness. British Military Fitness offer Group Workouts that can be done at your office, no stress and right on your doorstep! The Group Workouts can make people feel fitter, happier and revived, you will also see that the class is a great way to build team spirit and enable your employees to engage with one another.

If you are interested in learning more about employee wellness or implementing a wellness strategy, please contact Your Wellness Hub on infor@yourwellnesshub.co.uk or visit the website www.yourwellnesshub.co.uk.