How’s your mental health? How about your colleagues?
It’s important for people to have a good idea of how their mental health is doing, both at work and at home.
When people are struggling with their mental health, it spills over into every single other aspect of life, for the most part, negatively.
What is a wellbeing checklist?
The easiest way to check on your peoples’ wellbeing? With a simple daily wellbeing checklist.
This doesn’t need to be exhaustive or intrusive. A simple mental wellbeing checklist comprises basic, common-sense questions and answers and takes minutes.
We’ve put together a quick workplace wellbeing assessment for you to download and use, free of charge.
Our decades of expertise in wellbeing mean we’re the largest award-winning employee assistance programme in the UK & Ireland—we know the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health, and we know how to help when they manifest.
How does mental ill-health affect the workplace?
When someone is suffering mental ill-health, it can have serious effects on their work. Not only that, but it can influence other employees.
Stress, anxiety and depression are by far the most common afflictions at work—these cause the loss of millions of working hours a year. Especially when, as is all too common, they lead to burnout.
And when someone is burnt out and needs time off, their workload needs to be shared among other employees. It can be a bit of a spiral. And that’s why you need to make sure you know how the mental health of your people is faring.
Why checklists are important
One of the most dangerous aspects of mental health conditions is the way they can go unnoticed. Unlike many physical illnesses or diseases, mental health problems often have no physical symptoms.
In fact, many sufferers will not even know they have a mental health issue. This is why assessments are important not only in the work environment but in day-to-day life.
It helps practice self-awareness and mindfulness. Allowing people to know themselves better helps improve mental health.
How to promote mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
Promoting good health and wellbeing needn’t be difficult.
Having resources such as our wellbeing checklist is a great way for you to support your employee’s mental wellbeing. We have many on the website, such as stress risk assessments or work-life balance assessments.
Encourage them to use it and to come forward to ask for help. This shows you are committed to improving wellness in the workplace.
With a good employee assistance programme in place, you take care of the health and wellbeing of your employees, effortlessly. Leaving you to get on with growing your business.
Get help with mental health at work with Health Assured
It is your responsibility to look after your employee’s wellbeing at work. If you don’t, you will face legal consequences, see your best employees leave and experience decreased productivity.
Health Assured provide complete EAP support to over 70,000 organisations, covering more than 13 million lives. Download our free mental health checklist, and get in touch today. Book a free consultation with one of our wellbeing consultants by calling 0844 891 0352