This week is World Wellbeing Week. This week is all about celebrating aspects of wellbeing, including purposeful work, financial security and physical, mental and emotional health. Many studies show a positive link between healthy well-being and productivity in the workplace. Here are our top 4 well-being tips for employers to help staff stay healthy at work.
- Managers need to be trained so they have the knowledge and confidence to manage the mental health of their team. They need to be able to recognise the signs of someone who may be struggling and know how to help them. Regular contact should be kept with employees, especially those still working from home.
- Promote a healthy work-life balance to all employees. This means encouraging regular breaks during the day for exercise and food and also regular holidays. Managers and employers should also be seen to be doing this so the employees feel it is acceptable.
- An open door policy should be promoted and employees should feel comfortable speaking to their managers. Mental health should be an open conversation with no stigma attached.
- Carry out regular risk assessments for mental and physical health. Staffs needs should be met through reasonable adjustments and this should be reassessed regularly.
Our Employment team are always happy to help and answer any further queries you may have, don’t hesitate to call them on 01302 341414 or fill out our online enquiry form.
We have further articles on our website relating to employee’s wellbeing, here are 5 that you may find informative:
- 4 Tips for Employers for reducing Employees Stress in the Workplace
- How employers can make returning to the office go smoothly
- How to deal with stress in the workplace
- How Covid-19 has affected our mental health and what employers should do
- What is stress and self-care tips on how to deal with stress