08 May How to create a workplace culture that really values mental health
Creating a workplace culture that values mental health does not need to be a costly endeavor, and in many cases, there is plenty of low-hanging fruit that can bear rewards for employers. For example, simple efforts to replace negative stigma with positive affirmation can significantly improve a workplace environment and employee health.
It is no secret that the majority of today’s adult population spends at least one-third of their lives at work. Even as remote work becomes increasingly common, full-time jobs inevitably shape a person’s health habits, which can either help or hinder performance. Employers play an important role and have a significant stake in helping to shape their employees’ physical and mental health habits. Culture is a powerful tool to encourage healthy habits, and many companies have leveraged culture to help employees become more active and eat better. Increasingly, companies are finding ways to successfully and cost-efficiently promote better brain health in the workplace by creating a culture that values mental health needs and providing support without stigma. Relatively simple and inexpensive measures, such as building peer support networks with colleagues and starting a dialogue among managers that encourages healthy behavior can go a long way in improving mental health in the workplace…
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