Creating an inherently healthy workplace
One in four adults gets a mental health diagnosis at some point, around 90 million working days are lost each year, and the annual cost to UK business is around £30 Billion. Every organisation has a lot to gain by cultivating good mental health.
Wellbeing strategies, health plans, Mindfulness and Mental Health First Aid are good things to have up your sleeve for stressed and unhappy employees. But here’s a much better idea – why not take steps to reduce the stresses created by work itself?
We wanted to take a new approach to embedding happiness and a partner to help us do that in a creative yet proven way. WeThrive offered that to us with a sound platform, materials and model which will become the byword for talking about our happiness and engagement at work.
“Mental health issues cost UK business around £30 Billion”
Some of your staff’s stress will have come from outside work, but stress is cumulative – problems at work will be adding to it, and will eventually contribute to some staff becoming ill. So the biggest contribution you can make to sustainable wellbeing for your staff is to minimise the work-based stresses and create an inherently healthy workplace. WeThrive asks your staff about the potentially stressful areas of working life.
It does this quickly and unobtrusively, taking 5-10 minutes for a typical survey. It gives your managers an action plan showing them where and how to intervene to reduce the stresses. This makes staff happier – which in turn raises productivity and collaboration. It makes staff less likely to leave, and of course reduces short- and long-term sickness.