HR Tidbit - Mental Health
June 14, 2021How do you support employees' mental health?
An employee’s mental health includes how they think, feel and act, and includes their emotional and social well-being. An employee’s mental health can change over time, depending on factors such as their workload, stress and work-life balance.
1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness annually, and a recent study by Deloitte revealed that less than half receive treatment. A study from the Mental Health in the Workplace Summit also found that mental illness is the leading cause of disability for U.S. adults aged 15 to 44 and that more workdays are lost to mental health-related absenteeism than any other injury or illness.
Employers can expect that employees in their organizations are experiencing mental health challenges or mental illness and therefore employers need to create a culture that supports employees’ mental health.
Ideas For Creating a Supportive Work Culture
- Promote Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace
- Offer Flexible Scheduling
- Address Workplace Stress
- Evaluate Your Benefits Offerings
- Provide Mental Health Training for Managers
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