mitigate and reduce the risk of harm within the workplace.
Empolyers are now adhering to a vast number of Government legislation and HSE Policies and Guidelines across
all industries, such as the Health and Safety Law and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health etc.
Prevention is better than cure and we now experience physically safer environments for workforces across the UK.
What about those less tangible risks? Those that stem from poor mental health and well-being?
Employers are now becoming increasingly interested in the impact of the mental health of the workforce on its ability to perform.
According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) there are:
• 526,000 workers suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety (16/17)
• 12.5 million working days lost due to work-related stress, depressi
on or anxiety (16/17)
• Work related stress accounts for 37% of all ill-health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health.
• In the UK alone 1 in 4 people will have a mental health problem at some point – No one is immune!
What is poor mental health and well-being costing your business?
What are you doing to mitigate these risks?
Are you ignoring the issue or hiding behind a policy document?
Those who ignore the issue, or who undermine the mental health and well-being of their workforce, risk not only
the health, performance and retention of their staff but the wealth and success of their business, and the health of the economy as a whole.
However, taking a proactive approach to minimise the risk of poor mental health at work, will result in a more productive, happy and loyal workforce. Such an approach requires a strong focus on developing the mental agility of the workforce.
Mental agility provides an individual with
the ability to access and effectively use a strategic mental toolkit
• Flexible thinking
• Accessing different thought processes
• Increased self-awareness
• Changing perceptions
• Emotional and Visual Intelligence
Mental agility requires development and strengthening of the mental muscle. Developing this muscle over time will help to increase an individual’s comfort zone, help them to stretch further and reduce the risk of reaching the stress zone or remaining there for prolonged periods of time.
Similar to building up any other muscle it doesn’t happen after one trip to the gym. The effort is worth it though.
Imagine the benefits mental agility can have on your business…
• Fewer sick days
• Retention of talent
• Increased morale, productivity and innovation
• A culture that embraces change
• A ‘Destination Employer’
The list goes on…
So, what if you could take a proactive approach to mental health to embed a sustainable culture towards mental
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