This particular time of year can really put a strain on employees. With Christmas holidays looming, there may be more stress at work, for example, to complete projects before the end of the year and cram in more meetings. This combined with any personal stress many people feel at this time of year with family commitments and financing presents, can really tip people over the edge.
The recent mental health awareness week highlighted the impact of stress and just how it can affect the workforce. Statistics show that one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year*. Just think of the effect on your business if you were to lose key employees for a period of time.
Mental health can range from symptoms such as anxiety and depression and more commonly stress is the work place. Support and understanding are key to ensuring you have a healthy happy workforce. Though many may turn to family and friends for support, as an employer you can help the situation greatly.
By investing in a Wellness scheme you can pick up on potential issues with employees, before they become a major problem and help to prevent them. Wellness schemes can identify specific issues an employee might be having and provide access to professional support if required. The scheme will enable health professionals to devise a programme to put people back on the right track so they can continue to lead a happy and confident life again.
So, why don’t you make your staff feel valued? It really is good for your business. You will have less absenteeism, reduced staff turnover and more committed and motivated staff.
Take a look at our comprehensive wellness schemes and see how Nugent Santé can help you have a healthy, happy and productive workforce. We can tailor our packages to suit your specific business needs and those of your employees.
*Source Mental Health Foundation https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/statistics