Mental Health in the Workplace

Ensuring that you provide your employees with a safe working environment covers both the physical and mental aspects of a job. More and more companies are providing staff with easy access to psychological welfare services. These confidential services are there to support staff with their mental wellbeing, emotional and practical needs in order to keep psychologically healthy at work.

As a result, mental health disorders often go unrecognized and untreated — not only damaging an individual’s health and career, but also reducing productivity at work. Adequate treatment, on the other hand, can alleviate symptoms for the employee and improve job performance. But accomplishing these aims requires a shift in attitudes about the nature of mental disorders and the recognition that such a worthwhile achievement takes effort and time.

Even though stress-related absences from work are increasing every year, discussing mental health issues is still somewhat of a ‘taboo’ subject in the workplace. Recent figures suggest that at least one in four of us will suffer from a mental health condition at some point. Stress is now the most common cause of both long and short term sickness absences. This is no longer something employers can ignore.

Based on recent figures some of your employees will already be suffering from mental health issues. This is not something that you can afford to ignore. Take the time now to assess what you can do for your staff’s mental health.

Companies such as TraumaCare can offer you confidential, caring mental wellness programs for your staff that will show the company’s commitment to tackling mental health issues.

Confidential Services cover:

  • Mental Health talks covering variety of issues
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Specialist Child counselling
  • Substance abuse (chemical dependency) counseling