Staff wellbeing and mental health
One in four adults gets a mental health diagnosis at some point, at an annual cost to UK business of 90 million lost working days and £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 better idea – why not get upstream of the problem and reduce the stresses that work itself creates?
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 problems will come from outside work, but stress is cumulative – work will be adding to it, eventually tipping some staff into becoming ill. So the biggest contribution you can make to sustainable wellbeing for your staff is to minimise the work-based stresses by creating an inherently healthy workplace, which understands what human beings need in order to be happy, productive and well.
WeThrive asks your staff about their working life to uncover the potentially stressful areas. It does this quickly and unobtrusively, taking 5-10 minutes for a typical survey. It then gives your managers an action plan showing them how and where to intervene to reduce the stresses and help people feel more connected into the organisation.
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.