It’s confusing right? All this workplace wellbeing, workplace mental health and wellbeing, mentally healthy workplaces jargon. What does it even mean?
When I first heard the phrase Mentally Healthy Workplaces I was a little perplexed. I wrongly assumed it was a special program that focused on employees with mental health concerns and I thought that was a deeply personal issue that we had no right prying into.
So let’s do some myth busting and explore exactly what a mentally healthy workplace is, and why it’s a strategic imperative for organisations – even before COVID19.
A mentally healthy workplace is one where the organisation has a strategic commitment to PROMOTE, PROTECT and SUPPORT employees psychological wellbeing.
This commitment is achieved through a planned and coordinated focus on:
> Positive workplace culture
> Prevention of stress and other risks to mental wellbeing
> A zero tolerance approach to discrimination; and
> Support for people with mental health conditions
There’s a compelling business case for organisations to take such an approach.
If you need help developing your business case to make this positive change in your workplace, reach out. We have a wealth of data that speaks to the heart and economics of the matter and will happily provide this for you.
Three more ways we can help you!
- Find out how to develop a workplace wellbeing strategy and action plan here.
- Purchase our pre-populated 12 page strategy and action plan based on best practice activities to fulfill the promote, protect, support obligations. Read more.
- Talk to us about Coaching you and your teams through change. Read more or book in a free 30 minute Coaching session.
Have a great day!
Director & Principal Consultant
MBA, ICFACC, MAHRI, Dip Mgt, Dip Coaching, Prosci® Certified Change Practitioner