The importance of mental health in the workplace
What is Mental Health?
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Our mental health is important through every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through to adulthood. Mental ill-health may involve depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders or psychosis, and much more. Coping with this kind of illness can be really tough.
Good mental health is often overlooked, yet it is an incredibly vital aspect to happy, productive teams and special attention should be paid towards staff well-being in the workplace. At Olive Branch Consultancy we equip you and your employees with the skills to recognise signs that could indicate that someone is suffering, as well as learning techniques to provide better support. Some symptoms can include (but are not limited to):
• Feelings of sadness
• Emotional instability
• An extraordinary increase in the intensity of work
• Withdrawing from family, friends and work colleagues
With Olive Branch’s mental health consultancy and training, our experts can come to your place of work at a date and time that suits you and your staff.
We can then deliver a tailored programme and provide you with the necessary tools to ensure staff have a sound understanding of mental health. Alongside our specialist mental health training and consultancy courses, we also have training topics surrounding emotional resilience, physical health and personnel development.
All these topics significantly contribute towards better health and well being, which in turn will result in better outcomes for your workplace.