Managing Mental Health In The Workplace
24th March 2022
If you run a business, then you know that some of your employees might have down days with their mental health. However, while you always want to support your employees, mental health can affect the productivity of an individual, as well as the wider team. Because of this, it’s important to tackle mental health concerns within your business.
Over the last few years, The Health & Safety Executive has identified stress, depression, and anxiety as amongst the leading causes of new and longstanding absences from work. Whilst the numbers themselves are of concern, you, as managers, often see the more human side of these statistics. Many of those experiencing poor mental health are not absent from the workplace, often finding the workplace to be preferable to isolating at home.
At Kays Medical we understand the need to support businesses, managers, and colleagues in supporting all employees who are recovering from poor mental health, and in maintaining good mental health.
Our Learning & Development service can advise upon needs assessment to identify options most suitable for your business, training for managers and supervisors, and a range of awareness courses for employees including Mental Health First Aid. We also offer a range of Occupational Health services and can accept individual referrals or work alongside your existing provider to assess the needs of individuals and to offer appropriate advice regarding reasonable adjustments or return to work plans.
Our diverse team include Psychiatrists, Industrial psychologists, Registered Mental Nurses, and a team of Therapists with a range of specialities. We can also provide Employee Assistance Programme services and a dedicated Mental Health Crisis Line. All Occupational Health Services are available as part of a comprehensive package or on a “pay as you go” basis.
Can Mental Health Affect Productivity?
Mental health is just as important as physical health. While physical ailments are much more visible, it’s sometimes the invisible issues that every team member you have faces that can have the biggest impact on their wellbeing. Your employees may be going through financial issues, be grieving a loved one, or may even need therapy or counselling for other concerns. Eventually, these issues stack up and begin to affect their productivity in the workplace.
At Kays, we can provide more direct, specialised support, providing a team of healthcare professionals to help them with their mental health.
It’s crucial, then, that your business supports those with mental health issues. Showing support for individual employees can have a demonstrable effect on their wellbeing, making them feel listened to and cared for within your organisation. This in turn improves well-being and boosts productivity.
Does Mental Health Support Improve The Workplace?
At Kays, we’ve seen first-hand what our mental health support services can do. We know that, when your staff feel heard and supported within your company, they will return that effort to your business. By protecting the mental health of your business’s best asset, then your staff will be in the right mindset to be in the workplace. A more cared for staff is more motivated and will be in the best place to improve the productivity of your business.
At Kays Medical, we support the mental health of your employees so you can improve the productivity of your business. If you’d like to find out how we can do that, then you can get in touch with us via our online form or over the phone on 0843 504 5147. You can either work with us on an ad-hoc basis, or we can become your regular consultant on occupational health, meaning you decide how you work with us. We’ll also help you develop a bespoke health and wellbeing plan when you get in touch, including mental health support.
We look forward to hearing from you at Kays!