Creating mentally healthier workplaces
watch the clock
Actively review the average number of hours staff work week per week in order to make recommendations on when they should take a break and disconnect.
Encourage flexible work arrangements with regards to when and where your team works, as long as they do not negatively impact the outcome of the work.
IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS
Constantly review your processes, work environment and commercial relationships to improve how they impact on your employees' mental health
Provide access to an employee assistance program where all staff can get access to free counselling. Commit to using the service to improve mental health outcomes in your business.
GET SOME SATISFACTION
Hold regular catch-ups between managers and employees to discuss progress and how satisfied people are in their roles. Take steps to improve levels of job satisfaction.
Constantly review business structure and responsibilities of staff to ensure that the skills and resources they have are not less than the demands you place on them.
WORK 'N CHILL
Provide flexible working environments like standing desks, social meeting spaces and private spaces along with easy access to plants and natural light.
Becoming mentally healthy champions
Provide additional mental health leave days on top of your standard sick and annual leave allowances (no questions asked)!
Put processes and policies in place with stakeholders (internal and external) to agree reasonable deadlines for requests.
ONE SIZE FITS ONE
Flexible working can mean different things to different people. Help create personalised flexibility for each person to make sure that it works for them.
MAKE IT LEGIT
Create clear and transparent contracts with your people and commercial partners that prioritise practices with positive mental health outcomes.
ON THE LOOK OUT
Provide training for your staff on how to recognise and deal with symptoms of poor levels of mental health that they might see in colleagues
GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
Invest in mental and physical wellbeing programs and provide nutritional snacks and meals in your workplace
Do you have more ideas that you’d like to share? Maybe you’re already doing some of these initiatives in your workplace? We’ll always be adding to these resources so would love to collate a range of inspiration. Just head to our contact us page to get in touch.
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