Comprehensive Mental Health Program For Corporates
Creating a healthy workplace has many benefits for both employers and employees. A well-designed workplace should support and be mindful of all individuals’ mental health. There is increasing consensus and evidence that workplaces play a key and active role in maintaining and supporting mental health and wellbeing of their employees.
Organisations are also struggling in different ways owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it is adjusting to a new work-life situation, losses and grief from the pandemic, or work-from-home burnout, the weight of these unprecedented times can impact our mental health. While dealing with these stressors, employees may need professional support to deal with their mental health challenges.
Companies who support employee mental health also have:
Lower turnover or attrition rate
Our wellness programme offers companies the ability to improve employee wellbeing and build policies and culture that are beneficial for both the employees and the organisation.
Our wellness programme includes:
Holistic solutions and customized mental health plans based on your needs
Therapy and counseling for employees and their family members
Webinars that support employees’ mental well-being
Curated workshops and training for leaders and/or their team
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Mental health also includes how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices in our lives. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Positive mental health allows individuals to realise their full potential; cope with the stressors in life; work towards one’s goals and be motivated.
Mental health problems can occur to anyone at any point in their life. Some people are at more risk for mental health problems.
Not sure if you or someone you work with is experiencing a mental health problem? Here are some signs to watch out for:
Eating or sleeping too much or too little
Distancing themselves from people and usual activities
Having low or no energy
Feeling numb or like nothing matters
Feeling helpless or hopeless
Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
Yelling or fighting with family and friends
Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
Having persistent thoughts and memories you can't get out of your head
Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
Thinking of harming yourself or others
Inability to perform daily tasks
No matter how you are feeling, we are here to support you.
Mental health problems affect women and men very differently. Some mental illnesses are more common in women because of their lived experiences such as depression and anxiety. There are a few conditions that are unique to women such as disorders that are connected to hormonal changes like perinatal depression, other mental health challenges related to perinatal loss, menstruation and menstrual cycle.
Women are socialized to express their feelings in specific ways and not in other ways. This can affect their mental health and cause problems. For example, women who are depressed report more physical symptoms than men. The amount of juggling women have to do between multiple roles is a lot more than one can imagine. This is especially true for women who work: this includes but is not limited to working at an office, doing household work, looking after the elderly members of the family and even children. Women are considered primary caregivers in families and can experience stress balancing these multiple roles. Consequently, while women may share many health concerns with men, they have unique health-care needs especially with regards to reproductive health.
This can manifest at the workplace in many different ways including:
Diversity is an essential part of our workplace and having diversity enhances employee morale, motivation and productivity. Though they sound similar, diversity and inclusion are very different. Diversity is about representation in the many smaller parts of the company. Inclusion, however, is about how well the thoughts, presence and principles of different groups of people are valued and integrated into the organizational environment.
Why are diversity and inclusion important?
When employees feel they are not accepted or the organisation has no place for their views, they are not taken seriously at work or the organisation doesn’t respect their identity, they struggle and eventually leave the organization. Inclusion, therefore, is one of the most key elements to foster retention in organisations.
This just boils down to employees being happier at the workplace! Building diverse teams helps people appreciate society in a more holistic way, come together to create shared community spaces and build a better world together .
Enriching our workplaces with diversity and inclusion has shown to have benefits on employee well-being. Teams thrive when individuals with specific skill sets from varied backgrounds work together. When equal opportunities to all employees are provided – especially to those in underrepresented groups, employee well-being improves.
Want to make diversity and inclusion a reality at your workplace? Our AtEase experts can help you build inclusive workplaces that thrive!